YouTuber Explains Why Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW Are Not Offering More EVs

Could the firms avoid layoffs by venturing into electric vehicles?
Loukia Papadopoulos

If you were to follow Tesla you would think that electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage. However, statistics point to the fact that very few EVs are actually being sold.

According to the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers, in 2017, electric vehicles only comprised around 1.2% of all car sales in the U.S. or 187,985 in total. This is also illustrated by the fact that the biggest automakers are not yet offering much EVs.

Now, one YouTuber has taken it upon himself to explain why these large carmakers are avoiding EVs.

"Greetings from Germany. My name is Florian, and in this video, I want to tell you why I think car manufacturers like Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and others are not offering more Electric Vehicles. In the last weeks, German car manufacturer and supplier announced layoffs, and I am wondering if some layoffs could have been prevented if German car manufacturer would have been playing a bigger role in the market of Electric Vehicles. But why aren’t they playing a bigger role?" writes Flo's Tech Reviews' video description.

We won't tell you what the reason is but we will tell you it is an interesting one. Watch the video for yourselves to decide whether Florian is right in his analysis or not.


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