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teutonic 04-22-2014 06:59 PM

$25 Billion Dollars and Chinese Checkers
 
VW CEO Winterkorn announced a new $25 Billion dollar initiative for the red state, 6 EV's in China by 2018. Apparently the plan has been through several revisions and even more false starts, but now with the plan set to launch it is the largest electric transportation initiative in China to date.

http://green.autoblog.com/2014/04/22...china-by-2018/




calek 04-23-2014 02:41 PM

good for china

if they continue to pump out fumes the way they do... it wont end well for them

VRVW 04-23-2014 03:52 PM

Good move, now that they have this mission planned it has me wondering if it will push other car makers to do the same, maybe GM will try to rival them




Mr.BIG 04-23-2014 04:39 PM

I heard that the Chinese are overly excited about electric vehicles despite their terrible air quality. Do you think that over the next while the Chinese population's attitudes will change. I think that the Chinese government will push it, and the Chinese government is pretty good at getting people to go along with them.

teutonic 04-23-2014 06:17 PM

Actually this is perhaps a bit insensitive of VW to be announcing a EV initiative for a country that had to shut down mining of lith-ion battery materials due to pollution ;)

Maybe VW is hoping that if they can provide a domestic consumer of these products it will spur the govvy to ramp it north?




calek 04-24-2014 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.BIG (Post 9762)
I heard that the Chinese are overly excited about electric vehicles despite their terrible air quality. Do you think that over the next while the Chinese population's attitudes will change. I think that the Chinese government will push it, and the Chinese government is pretty good at getting people to go along with them.

i think china will have to make rapid changes very soon

they are realizing this.. they just need to find ways to implement more green laws without hurting their export.

calek 04-24-2014 11:42 AM

well these guys in this shot must all be midgets

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/up...6-5-seats.jpeg

VRVW 04-24-2014 12:56 PM

Definitely not perfectly fit for Americans




Mr.BIG 04-24-2014 04:17 PM

I wonder what kind of policies China will end up implementing in order to sway people towards green vehicles. It could be a soft touch, or it could be a heavy handed touch. Only something quite dramatic will be able to actually do something to curb their pollution problem. Maybe they can do like some European cities and ban people from driving on certain days based on their license plate numbers. They already have the one child policy, so I can't see how regulating the driving of cars would be too radical. They might not even have to do it long term, but just use it when pollution is really bad to cut down on that smog.

teutonic 04-24-2014 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.BIG (Post 9817)
I wonder what kind of policies China will end up implementing in order to sway people towards green vehicles. It could be a soft touch, or it could be a heavy handed touch. Only something quite dramatic will be able to actually do something to curb their pollution problem. Maybe they can do like some European cities and ban people from driving on certain days based on their license plate numbers. They already have the one child policy, so I can't see how regulating the driving of cars would be too radical. They might not even have to do it long term, but just use it when pollution is really bad to cut down on that smog.

LOL if you really think Chinas pollution problem is driven by citizens driving I want the name of your dealer ;). China's pollution problem is directly linked to their construction and export sector. On a global scale cars account for very little of the pollution, we're aiming at a symptom here not the disease.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ars-world.html

Quote:

reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use...

As ships get bigger, the pollution is getting worse. The most staggering statistic of all is that just 16 of the world’s largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulphur pollution as all the world’s cars.
you really want to 'fix' China and support green agendas stop buying cheap Chinese crap, and that includes iPhones and other gadgetry using made in China components (like lithium mined in China)...





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