Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote: lorenfb wrote:
No, VW doesn't have a battery supply. Plain and simple.
Oh, so it's a supply chain issue, right? VW doesn't have the wherewithal to source key parts? Please! Your VW inside source, please?
How about VAG itself? http://brusselstimes.com/brussels/15017 ... production
The rest of your snipes aren't worth the time.
Carmaker Audi has lowered the 2019 production forecast for its Brussels plant where it builds the electric e-tron, by more than 10.000 cars to 45.242 units.
If VAG's strategic marketing forecast of BEVs were as large as some indicate in 2019/2020, VAG would find others sources or develop its own supply.
Besides, an initial forecast of 55K is hardly indicating a significant BEV market growth. Given the problem (weak demand) Panasonic has with
Tesla, Panasonic could/would supplement/replace LG as a source. Furthermore, why is that no OEM automotive manufacturer, e.g. GM or Toyota both world automotive market leaders, hasn't forecasted a huge BEV growth in the next few years? With BEVs priced over $30K, the assumed exponential
growth won't happen. Most consumers consider a BEV as an expensive toy.
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 74K miles, 48 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 4.5K miles, 115 Ahrs, 5.5 miles/kWh (average), Hx=98, SOH=99, DOD > 20%, temp < 105F