PARIS – Volkswagen analysts believe the current pace of improvement for power electronics is not rapid enough to bring electric cars and plug-in hybrids to the mass market. A leap forward is required, says Christian Mertens of the corporate research department. “Customer acceptance can only be achieved by cost efficiency, and in my opinion this is not covered by the progress we have seen,” Mertens says at the Automotive Power Electronics conference sponsored by the ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"VW Expert Says Technical Issues Slowing EV Growth" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.