Thursday, January 06, 2005
A quick note here. VW is taking the diesel route to the upcoming fuel crisis. I think this route is more sensible at this time then hybrids: diesels are less complex, give just as good mileage, and come in many sizes, as opposed to hybrids which generally only work well small. Once they get over the pollution issue, which VW seems to be working on, they are going to make money hand over fist. The fact that they don't make diesels has hurt the Japanese manufacturers tremendously in Europe. And if they don't get better at that, maybe in a decade or so, they'll lose the American market.