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Volkswagen to reveal EV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, May 21, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

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    VW to reveal electric car | Auto Express News | News | Auto Express

     
  2. AnOutsider

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    Cool info. Always thought it strange VW wouldn't be pushing the envelop here
     
  3. TEG

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    Perfect quote, DPeilow. That is what we want to hear from all the manufacturers.
     
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    There's also this bit from the article that seems to corroborate Tesla's stance:

    "We see hybrids as a stepping stone, not a solution.”
     
  5. dpeilow

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    VW and BYD partner up for electric cars

     
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    Does a Memorandum of Understanding imply that VW will form a joint venture of sorts with BYD technology? I'm not sure we can assume that... Maybe a concept with the intention of buying its drivetrain and batteries from BYD--I suppose that makes sense.

    Does anyone think this has to do with BYD's announced delay of [years was it which was just recent?]
     
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    The Associated Press: Volkswagen to unveil new electric car at IAA

     
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    By making an EV Golf, VW is taking steps to ensure it does not lose its base as they dive into the EV arena. I thought that was a smart move on VWs part.
     
  10. dpeilow

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    Well, this is more of a toe in the water exercise, much like BMW's Mini-E. They may bring out a production Golf EV in the long term, but this is more of an experiment.

    I'd still have one though.
     
  11. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    With a 130 km (80-mile) range that is not going to happen. I do not believe EVs will sell in such large quantities until average min. range is 563 km (350-miles), recharge times are greatly reduced and battery life is ~ 1000 cycles.
     
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    Or post Peak Oil will price a lot of people out of oil market / rationing is introduced.
     
  13. SByer

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    It doesn't even have to be post peak oil if the U.S. would just stop subsidizing oil so heavily.
     
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    I thought we were post peak. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Cobos

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    May I add that VW has a sort of sordid past just like GM does. They already have an EV it's called the GOLF Citystromer. It was a lead-acid EV Golf if I recall correctly.

    Cobos
     
  16. dpeilow

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    That is indeed true. Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield of EVcast has one. I saw the insides of its motor this last Friday. :smile:
     
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    http://green.autoblog.com/2010/05/17/volkswagen-releases-more-images-of-the-e-golf/

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