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Volkswagen: The biggest electric car by 2018?

Volkswagen is aiming to be the biggest maker of electric by 2018, according to Detroit It won’t be easy, Read as Volkswagen lags behind other major automakers it comes to electric cars.


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Several years ago, VW its intention to become the world’s automaker by 2018. And now, to Detroit News. it’s to be the world’s biggest maker of cars by 2018, too.

It be easy. Volkswagen lags many other major when it comes to electric (Remember: the Nissan Leaf in the U.S. nearly three ago.) Not only that, but the electric prototype in the company’s is the Audi e-tron — looked great in Iron Man 3 . but we heard, Audi had pulled the on the entire e-tron program .

What’s the problem? Unlike other automakers, VW pinned its for fuel efficiency on diesel That perspective might be on geography: Volkswagen is a European and diesels are big on the Continent.

Unfortunately, VW was developing efficient diesel the rest of the world realized things:

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1. Fossil fuel’s are numbered. The transition to electricity be easy, it won’t take overnight, but it’s coming, and that fact sets up for failure.

2. Electric cars can be comfortable, to operate, and fun to drive. (Thanks,

3. Electric car technology — battery tech — is faster than most predicted. Initial estimates the EV takeover some 50 years the road, but the actual number be more like 40, or 30, or maybe 25.

Of course, it’s still in the electric car game, and Volkswagen has some work with before now. Though it garnered nearly the press the e-tron did, the all-electric VW is coming to dealerships soon. and at week’s Frankfurt Auto Volkswagen showed off the new e-Up. And we forget, the company also an electric concept version of the with the unfortunate name back in 2012. Volkswagen has that by next year, 14 will be available as electric orhybrids .

So there’s no doubt that has some electric cars in the The question is: will they in time? And will consumers buy or will they veer the competition?

Given that VW is one of the few doing business in America losing ground this — off 1.3 percent as of August 31 we’re not ready to place any

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