13 Sep '17, 10pm

Shifting A Giant — Volkswagen’s Progress & Potential Pitfalls From 830,000 Gasmobiles/Month… https://t.co/Y3F0xNZo1w

Shifting A Giant — Volkswagen’s Progress & Potential Pitfalls From 830,000 Gasmobiles/Month… https://t.co/Y3F0xNZo1w

What Goes On In The Minds Of Auto Execs? ,” I went through the hypothetical finances and assets of an automotive giant in the face of a shift to electric vehicles (EVs). The figures were simplistic and, as just stated, hypothetical, but they were based on some real-world facts I dug up. The general point was that a quick shift to electric transport would be hugely expensive for the company because it would mean “prematurely” closing down engine factories, retiring patents and other intellectual property that the company spent millions or billions of dollars/euros/yen to develop, killing the profitability of various products (in-house parts for new and used gas/diesel cars), limiting the returns on gas/diesel cars recently developed, shifting from established and competitive supply streams to new supply streams that you need to invest resources to develop, getting your sale...

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/13/shifting-giant-volks...

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