29 Sep '15, 3pm

Musk: Trickery “The Only Option” For Engineers In VW Scandal?

By Bengt Halvorson 1,520 views Sep 29, 2015 Follow Bengt Add to circle Elon Musk Speaks Although internal combustion engines are for the most part getting a little more efficient with every new model year, there’s no avoiding a cold fact: that whether they’re gasoline or diesel—or even a groundbreaking design under the hood of the 2016 Prius —they’re highly inefficient next to battery-electric vehicles. That’s part of why Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk argues that electric cars are the future, while any improvements to internal-combustion engines will be smaller. “There must have been lots of VW engineers under pressure—they’ve run into a physical wall of what might be possible so trickery was the only option,” speculated Musk, in an interview with the UK publication Auto Express. ALSO SEE: Tesla Model X Electric SUV: 257 Miles Of Range, 92 MPGe That doesn’t, of course, excuse...

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