VW Might Build EV’s as Penalty for Diesel Scandal

Posted by: Lydia Siu onFebruary 23rd, 2016


Since news broke back in September of 2015 of Volkswagen’s emission scandal, the world “clean” is certainly becoming more and more distant to the word “diesel”. This is unfortunate because the auto industry has spent the last decade and a half trying to change the image of diesel and bring in an alternative fuel source to consumers in North America for their day to day vehicles.

The scandal is still at the forefront of Volkswagen in the media, and consumers of VW TDI vehicles are still waiting for the final service bulletin from the automaker which will state exactly what the impact to their vehicles will be to bring them back into emission compliance. Now, the EPA is hinting to VW that they may need to build electric vehicles in the US as part of the repercussion from the diesel scandal. From a damage control and brand salvaging standpoint, this may be a good thing for VW and the diesel industry. It’s going to a long time before diesel will be seen as “clean” again by consumers, so in the meantime, an EV alternative can be a saving grace to company sales.

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