Volkswagen Software Comments — 10 Months Ago vs. Today

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:30:26 +0000

From a 2019 Volkswagen story about Volkswagen: “The new ‘Car.Software’ unit will be responsible for essential parts of software development for vehicles and cloud platforms in all brands and regions.” From someone at Volkswagen this week: “This is no longer a laugh. … The car is far from ready for the market. … It’s an absolute disaster. We just can’t get people.”

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Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:00:47 +0000

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year’s Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy

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Volkswagen Software — 10 Months Ago vs. Today

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:30:26 +0000

From a 2019 Volkswagen story about Volkswagen: “The new ‘Car.Software’ unit will be responsible for essential parts of software development for vehicles and cloud platforms in all brands and regions.” From someone at Volkswagen this week: “This is no longer a laugh. … The car is far from ready for the market. … It’s an absolute disaster. We just can’t get people.”

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Tesla/SpaceX-Provided Masks & Ventilators … Tesla Model Y Tidbits … VW ID.3 Launch — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:02:39 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week, naturally, included a few pieces related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that’s shutting down half the world. Otherwise, hot topics were the Tesla Model Y (have to wonder how much this vehicle would dominate some portions of the news and public consciousness if not for COVID-19), the Volkswagen ID.3 and overall ID lineup/strategy, and other EV and Tesla news and analyses

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Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavares Is An EV Noob

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 04:24:24 +0000

After the cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show, as compensation for the missed opportunity to interact with the press, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Peugeot, held a conference call with a number of journalists. There were some discussions about the future electrification of the automotive industry. His comments on the subject were shocking for the ignorance they revealed

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Record EV Sales Month In Germany Last Month!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 21:29:45 +0000

Following the start of the EU’s new CO2 rules, the German plug-in market has (finally) clicked and February signaled another record performance, its second in a row, having registered 16,508 units in February

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The End Of An Era — Volkswagen Is Saying Goodbye To The Golf Family

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:20:42 +0000

Volkswagen ID.3When I read “Volkswagen Confirms Summer Launch For ID.3, Says It Will Cost Less Than Gas/Diesel Models,” I only thought: “Wow, price parity sooner than I expected.” An hour later, I thought: “Wait a second, better product, lower price” — that causes what is known as the “Osborne effect.”

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Tesla Model Y = Most Likely Next EV Of EV Owners In Netherlands & Norway — CleanTechnica Report

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2020 15:10:09 +0000

Probably the most interesting question we asked in these surveys was one of the simplest: “What do you think your next EV model will be?” It is particularly interesting because it gives us a strong sense of where the market is headed, and combined with answers to some other questions (see the next chapter), it also tells us a bit about which features and specs matter the most to EV buyers

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7% Plug-In Vehicle Share In Germany!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:38:54 +0000

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market started the year on fire, jumping 128% year over year (YoY), to a record 16,131 registrations. That smashed the previous record (12,026 units) set last October, so it seems the German locomotive has (finally) been set in motion

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