April 19, 2017
— Volkswagen News (@vwpress_en) April 18, 2017
I think electric cars are a retarded concept and the fact they are such a retarded concept is no doubt why no one other than the retard Elon Musk even cares about trying to make them.
But now with the Germans coming in, Musk is going to be pushed out.
And that is a good thing.
Because I hate Elon Musk.
German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) which plans to roll out four affordable electric vehicles in the coming years, has unveiled a battery-powered crossover at the Shanghai Auto Show.
A mix between a four-door coupe and a sports utility vehicle, the new I.D. Crozz SUV is the third model which will be sold under the I.D. sub-brand.
A full charge gives the car a range of more than 300 miles. The I.D. Crozz can be charged up to 80 percent capacity from a fast charger in just 30 minutes.
The vehicle can switch to an autonomous driving mode with a push on the VW badge in the middle of the steering wheel, which then folds automatically into the cockpit.
The car then maneuvers around based on signals it gets via laser and ultrasonic scanners, radar sensors, and cameras.
The crossover is said to compete with Tesla’s Model X, which the US manufacturer started delivering in 2015.
According to the head of the VW marque’s electric car project Christian Senger, the company has made “huge progress” in reducing production costs of its all-electric vehicles.
VW has pledged that the I.D. line will cost about the same as its diesel models.
“Offering our electric cars for prices similar to combustion engine vehicles really is a game changer,” Senger said. “We’re using the need to step from combustion engine to electric cars to reinvent VW brand.”
Electric cars use electricity that comes from… fossil fuels.
They are less energy efficient than gasoline-powered cars, if you care about the alleged environmental effects of energy production.
Why are we even talking about this?