Why Volkswagen Is Betting On Electric Vehicles

  • Published on Sep 19, 2019
  • Every year, Volkswagen Group is a top contender for the title of the world's largest automaker. The company sell cars, commercial vehicles and even motorcycles. It operates 133 manufacturing plants around the world and sells cars in 153 countries. The company is now trying to forge a new future for itself by going electric.
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    Why Volkswagen Is Betting On Electric Vehicles

Comments • 1 407

  • werner vanham
    werner vanham 40 minutes ago

    Driving electric cars in Germany is driving coal... driving electric cars in France is driving nuclear ...so pollution will increase ...and consumers will pay more for expensive electric cars for less miliage ....that's what green capitalism is all about..lol

  • MR. BANK-E
    MR. BANK-E Day ago

    Electric cars sales are growing by the day, I think Volkswagen betting on electric is about the smartest thing they can do right now ! In fact, all vehicle manufacturers should consider producing more electric vehicles.

  • Kate B
    Kate B 2 days ago

    VW is such a fun car to drive. Many people are very loyal to the brand.

  • MoneyManFernando
    MoneyManFernando 2 days ago

    VW`s small market share in the USA is because not enough SUV`s and no pick up trucks. Also questionable quality and reliability issues with their vehicles. I think going all in on electric vehicles is the right decision. But they need electric SUV`s and trucks.

  • Emanuel Brister
    Emanuel Brister 3 days ago


  • charlesschirripa
    charlesschirripa 3 days ago

    fraud or not, some of the best vehicles in th he world. Vetter than anything a US automaker could ever produce. Tesla excluded

  • Derek Marlowe
    Derek Marlowe 3 days ago

    crap cars...

  • Richard Andrews
    Richard Andrews 3 days ago +2

    Holy crap. Hurry up and talk about the electric car part. I didn’t want a while damn history lesson.

  • BBD Design
    BBD Design 4 days ago

    VWs mediocre sales in the US is not because of no pick up trucks RBC LOLWUTT.

  • Nox H
    Nox H 5 days ago

    I deleted EGR and DPF of my car ,it runs faster than before

  • Lucas Rodmo
    Lucas Rodmo 5 days ago +1

    They're betting right if they're betting on electric infrastructure. Even if they fail gaining market penetration with the cars, they will have the dollars of recharging the vehicles that will stop by the stations.

  • Doctor Sleep
    Doctor Sleep 5 days ago

    Buy anything but american cars...im african american and I want GM and Ford destroyed...

  • Clive Sinclair
    Clive Sinclair 5 days ago

    I’ve purchased and driven new VW’s every 2/3 years since the MK1 Golf GTi in the mid 70’s. My current VW will probably be my last. One thing is certain the build quality has got worse since the mid/late 1990’s. They are no longer a premium quality vehicle, for a premium price. I think I have been lucky and until my current car, I have never had one let me down. I’ve had a few very minor issues, such as fault sensors, etc. Current car is the first to actually break down (coolant pipe spilt), also had a leaking door seal and a loose rear door lock. Retirement looms and for the same money, I’m going either Volvo or Lexus, as my next purchase will probably be a cash purchase, rather than a lease.

  • Galo Torres
    Galo Torres 5 days ago

    Tesla is way ahead of all tradition automakers
    Taycan is a flaw , VW is greedy and cheaters
    Electric is the future + autonomy
    Thanks Elon for showing us the future

  • Paul Riches
    Paul Riches 6 days ago

    4:12 looking at my work place.

  • Ken Heart
    Ken Heart 7 days ago

    EV's are definitely the future. Once charging infrasructure catches up and battery charging times improve, there will be absolutely no demand for ICE powered vehicles anymore (except perhaps in the specialty sectors of sport and racing). There will be a huge uptake of driverless vehicles that will all be electric. EV's will become cheaper due to economies of scale and much cheaper to operate and maintain. In 5 years time there will be 90% EV's on the road.

  • computerfan107
    computerfan107 7 days ago

    The subjects on these vids is nice but the quality keeps dropping. Get your game up, until then, I will stop watching

  • zodiacfml
    zodiacfml 7 days ago

    why did I even watched this. they could compete with Tesla so easily, but no. Fearing EVs won't take over

  • king of the swing.
    king of the swing. 9 days ago

    Because it's the future.....simples.

  • Alexander Timmermann

    Audi was not bought by Volkswagen they founded Audi :D and they bought Porsche ...

  • Zaori
    Zaori 10 days ago +1

    Volkswagen is just a shadow of his former self. Dacia is better in my opinion.

  • Basih
    Basih 10 days ago +4

    It drives me insane that they can't pronounce it "Folkswagen" since V in german becomes a F.

    • ichbinjasokreativ
      ichbinjasokreativ 6 days ago

      to be fair, "V" isn´t always pronounced "F", just sometimes.
      Other times we pronounce it as "W".

  • Rick McGrath
    Rick McGrath 10 days ago


  • Jim Sia
    Jim Sia 11 days ago +4

    VW smart to develop electric cars. China sells half worlds electric cars

  • James Berlo
    James Berlo 12 days ago

    A big reason they dont sell more in America is the restrictions on performance, you cant get their best because of onerous regulations.

  • antonio volpe
    antonio volpe 12 days ago +2

    Creepy Nazi Broadcast System

  • LAD Teknologies
    LAD Teknologies 12 days ago

    Current batteries are using a circular cell based structure, they should be using precisely separated and insulated lithium alloy plates which cover more surface area for improved coolant heat transfer and movement. Circular cells just waste too much room inside those huge batteries, just like a cell phone when you want to maximize its efficiency for a given size.

  • Jim Beam
    Jim Beam 12 days ago

    American propaganda, the Greater Reich makes better automobiles than you ever will.

  • Dave The fab
    Dave The fab 13 days ago

    I believe in VW doing a great job with EV's. the I.d3 looks to be a perfect start.

  • foppo leeuwerke
    foppo leeuwerke 13 days ago

    To make the batteries they have to use stuff what comes out the ground and causes damage to the planet.So electric cars are another con to make us believe they are eviromental safe Iam getting sick of all the corporate lies.

  • cosmodave69
    cosmodave69 13 days ago

    TDI 6speed Manual Sportwagon 55/60 MPG....All under FLY COAL ASH Skies....Wake Up Sheeple.

  • Music & Lunacy
    Music & Lunacy 13 days ago


  • Paolo bindini
    Paolo bindini 14 days ago

    I have been driving regularly for 35 years, and I have always driven only Alfa Romeo. Two years ago for the first time I purchased a vw golf 7 tdi dsg, a..... disastrous purchase : first problem :injectors failure, problem nr 2 mad unit failure, third and fourth again control unit and automatic transmission completely gone. ( fortunately all covered by vw official warranty, I must say that the vw staff was very professional and very kind) I will go back to driving Alfa Romeo!

  • 张超
    张超 15 days ago

    Volkswagen sucks

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo 15 days ago

    they didn´t hire me so rise and fall, RIP

  • Melvin Hunt
    Melvin Hunt 15 days ago

    They said the cars got better mileage than they DID ! So what, nothing gets what it is supposed to. Destroyed thousands of car's. Fined millions and millions of dollars. I would take one of.those car's today!

  • Mk Shffr
    Mk Shffr 15 days ago

    I kind of lost interest in V.W. when they went to water cooling and FWD. I had some interest in the original mechanical Diesels especially the Dasher which at least had the engine oriented in the proper direction. If you are going to do wrong wheel drive the longitudinal orientation at least makes maintenance tolerable and eliminates torque steer organically. Of course when they went to computer controlled Diesels one of the biggest advantages disappeared.

    As to EVs, if I wanted a coal fired car I would just as soon have a steam engine. Oh, and that nano-bus is just hideous.

    And a serious question. Do all the European cars use lug bolts instead of studs and nuts because they have to or are they just sadistic?

  • Terry Beaulac
    Terry Beaulac 16 days ago +2

    that vw bus idea is pretty rad. i'd buy one.

  • Ramanuj Lal
    Ramanuj Lal 18 days ago

    They were lying about NOX emissions not fuel economy, shame on such a large media house with infinite resources. Stop blaming fake news and get your own house in order.

  • George Simpson
    George Simpson 18 days ago

    VW don't stand a chance, they are starting out 100 years behind Tesla. They just announced they are ONLY going to build 30,000 of their new EV sedan/hatch. Too little, too late, See you later. It's game over.

    • Frank Garrett
      Frank Garrett 17 days ago

      Bwhahahahaha! Sure thing bud. You Muskbots are a funny bunch.

  • Richard Blais
    Richard Blais 18 days ago

    VW has no idea what's coming at them ....

  • Darren
    Darren 18 days ago

    Right now you can buy a VW E Golf for ridiculously low prices as leftover unsaleable :) Till they fix battery long charging times and range anxiety few will buy them even the cheap Chinese ones.

  • Ruud Kraan
    Ruud Kraan 19 days ago

    Volkswagen has big troubles with the software. Don’t buy the first VM Id3.

  • Christian Ø. Rasmussen

    Well VW has to change to electric do to what you can call the EU 2020 95 rule. Each car produced by a manufacturer that emits over 95 grams of CO2 pr. kilometre is fined by EU with 95 EUR pr. gram over the limit. If one car produces 100 grams of CO2 = fined 475 EUR to the EU. It makes the car more expensive to buy and run since some countries has the same tax on ownership.

  • yfelwulf
    yfelwulf 19 days ago

    The US hands out massive fines to foriegn countries then says US companies should be exempt from tax in those countries.

  • wechselbaum
    wechselbaum 20 days ago

    Its not wolksweagen, its Volkswagen/Folckswahgen

  • Tdog 5
    Tdog 5 20 days ago

    R&d for these cars is mostly done. They are going to sell them for 4-7 years now but will go all in fuel cell after this period. There will be like 2 or 3 years where they offer both but i guess the fuel cell will be the much better choice. I am going to skipp the next generation battary cars and wait for these.

  • Billy Crutchfield
    Billy Crutchfield 20 days ago +1

    I Say go electric !

  • Harshit
    Harshit 20 days ago +1

    Going diesel was a bad choice anyways as the fuel is not popular anywhere except Europe and Indian auto market.

  • jayabalan Josephq
    jayabalan Josephq 21 day ago

    They are just CONCERNED about their conventional FUTURE... as EVs could DISTRUPT the Whole Industry... With soo little Components involved in an EV... !!! And their conventional Power getting SHIFTED (/distributed) to newbie EV maufacturers from Around the Globe... Especially from US & CHINA...?
    #theyAreAfride #withHalfMind #theyTry #EVtech

  • Paul Villamor
    Paul Villamor 21 day ago

    It would do vw well if they stopped engineering planned obsolescence in their products

  • Kino
    Kino 22 days ago

    Honda E boi

  • vintage Bone
    vintage Bone 23 days ago

    German engineering is always unreliable then also people makes popular

  • Patrick Chubey
    Patrick Chubey 24 days ago

    I don't give a dam about Volkswagon's ' dark ' beginnings or Dieselgate, what I DO give a dam about is buying a simple, affordable and reliable car and NOBODY is building THAT car anymore. If VW could come up with a long range EV, say 500 miles or more at a cost of maybe $25,000 Canadian, then I'd buy one, until then, I'll stick with my geriatric Chrysler, 18 years old and still purring like a kitten.

  • Cha Due
    Cha Due 24 days ago

    Sometimes you need to be slapped in the face...that's what happened to VW during Dieselgate! Now they are on the verge of doing well with EV's!!!

  • Diana Brown
    Diana Brown 24 days ago

    about jaguar cars i love to know about them

  • Anthony Xuereb
    Anthony Xuereb 25 days ago

    I don't agree that it had a dark beginning, building an affordable car for the masses so as to enjoy a new found freedom of mobility has to be good, better than having the haves and the haves not and dividing citizens.

  • Jorgen Johansson
    Jorgen Johansson 25 days ago

    Disel is cleaner than gasolin its like al gore becom a billionare on global warming we know now wolcanos manly in pacific ocean is warming the planet its getting colder just wait emission from cars trucks is good for anything that gorws we need food politics leftists know how to get rich from global warming??? j. j.

  • Vince Bellisano
    Vince Bellisano 25 days ago

    All cars are going EV. Big deal.

  • potatochobit
    potatochobit 26 days ago +2

    electric vehicles do not have any emissions to fine - smart move volkswagen!