Electric cars in 15-20 years! Says Vw’s boss Martin Witnerkorn

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

The automotive show season has begun and countless of attention-grabbing and fresh concept cars together with the latest production models have come for enthusiasts to hungrily eyeball.

It is easy to overlook the presence of high-ranking execs of the major car manufacturer in the car-focused show like the Geneva Motor Show.

But when these are cornered, one discovers that they have loads of interesting information to share with the public. Take for instance VW boss Martin Witnerkorn who said that EVs are an important part of the solution when it come to the eco-friendliness of the auto industry, although it may take some time for this to be realized.

Although VW has recently partnered with Toshiba to develop electric drivetrains, currently though it is still focused on making the internal combustion engine as efficient as it could possibly get.

The projection of Winterkorn, as well as other executives, that EVs will not constitute the majority share in the auto market, at least not for the next 15 to 20 years.

Of course, coming from VW, the leader of modern diesel technology, this is understandable. The point is well taken though, considering that the percentage of EVs in the overall auto market is not significant at the current moment. Whether Winterkorn's projection is accurate or not, what is definite is that the Electric Vehicle is going to be the future.

Topics: vw, electric car

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