Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two months, you’ve probably heard that Volkswagen is in some serious trouble. Estimates place the cost of the Volkswagen emissions scandal at a staggering $86 billion dollars. Now that the full complete nature of Volkswagen’s crimes have come to light, Volkswagen needs to develop a plan to save itself from certain doom, and quickly.
To do so, Volkswagen has made it clear that they’re now shifting their focus away from diesel-engines, to electric vehicles. The Volkswagen E-Golf is currently for sale and they’ve announced that they plan to resurrect the hyper-luxurious Phaeton as a fully electric car. That’s only the beginning; Volkswagen claims the same electric architecture found in the Phaeton will be carried over to the rest of the Volkswagen lineup. Chance are that we can expect to see an entirely electric Volkswagen line-up in the not-so-distant future.
The environmental impact of the VW scandal is staggering; estimates state that VW is responsible for creation of nearly a million additional tons of carbon monoxide every single year. For that reason, Volkswagen’s environmentally conscious consumer base is fuming. If Volkswagen has any hope of being forgiven for its environmental negligence, they’ll need to become the greenest car company on the planet.
Before you raise you fists in outrage, remember that electric cars can be extremely fun. Watch any video of a Tesla Model S drag racing some v8 powered monster and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. No money spent on gas, loads of torque and virtually no maintenance: welcome to the future right? No?