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Featured Electrify America (VW) EV Commercial

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by El Dobro, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. bisco

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    new vdumb ev tv commercial. 'out of the darkness, we saw the light' just waiting for the next shoe to drop, they'll never learn

    they run it every 10 minutes here, and don't even have any ev's :rolleyes:
     
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    It’s been in consistently during the US Open:cool:.

    That van might sell well in CA, but probably no where else;).

    But attempting to make light of their own foolishness seems an interetesting ploy:rolleyes:.
     
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    Maybe there's subliminal messages in the ads. "We will conquer you with our EVs".
     
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    no doubt :sneaky: in the meantime, keep buying our diesels and gassers

    the only thing i see when the commercial comes on is darkness
     
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    Does VW still sell diesels in the US?
     
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    i hope not, but knowing them, they'd probably tell customers they are ev's you don't have to plug in:p
     
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    New ones are kaput, but I've heard of the dealers selling some of the ones that have been "fixed".
     
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    .... ya can never get too much of a good thing.
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    That should be it for that commercial now that they have the "we're sorry" commercial out.
     
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    That should fix it.



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    the darkness is on right now, during the reds game. talk about a media blitz. if anyone who actually makes and sells an ev in the usa advertised it this much, they would be doing a bang up sales job.

    but vdumb? too dumb to actually make one. great advertising agency though, puts toyota to shame.
     
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    There are e-Golfs out there, somewhere.
    Sounds like it started out as a compliance plus model. VW may not be against selling more, but they are better off waiting for the ID Crozz that should be out next year. Battery supply can be an issue, and they could be feel saving their federal credits for the newer models is a better plan.
    VW e-Golf in very short supply as company prepares for ID Crozz electric car
     
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    Autotrader shows 719 new e-Golfs in the USA. Come and get them.
     
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    Audi brought one of their e-trons to Huntsville, AL. I checked the specs, what a DOG!

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    From what I read, it's a pig on electrons.
     
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    But manages to hide the 8+ kWh pack better than the Prime.
     
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    and yet, if you can't buy it...
     
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    Mmm...it appears the e-tron I was talking about, an A3 PHEV, is no longer available. It was a power hybrid with 16 miles of EV range. Perhaps a 2018 can be found on a dealer lot somewhere.

    Audi is changing their labeling. e-tron will be used for BEVs for now on, and TFSI e for their PHEVs. Looks like PHEVs are available in Europe. Efficient and Powerful: The New Plug-In Hybrid Models Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8 | Audi MediaCenter
    A BEV is available in the US. $75k will get you 200 miles of range. Deliveries should have started last month. Audi e-tron | The first purely electric SUV from Audi | Audi USA
    The i-Pace takes an efficiency hit by having a permanent magnet motor in the front. When the motor isn't being used, such as when cruising at steady speed, the magnetic forces are resistance to overcome. Some fishing reels use magnets as brakes. With an induction motor turned off, it is virtually the resistance of not having a motor.
    Couldn't find any info on what Audi motors are.
     
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