Dieselgate is starting to significantly impact Volkswagen’s sales in the US. The company published its November reports this week (see below) and the company suffered a 24.72% average decrease across all models.
The all-electric e-Golf is one of the rare model bringing the average up, but sales haven’t really increased since the scandal. They delivered 472 e-Golf units in November, up from 119 during the same period last, but it was the first month of availability in 2014. For a better comparison, VW delivered 596 e-Golfs in October. The bulk of the decrease is attributable to the stop-sale on VW’s diesel models:
The November sales results reflect the impact of the recent stop-sale for all 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI vehicles as well as for the 3.0L V6. The voluntary stop-sales were issued in light of notices received by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding emissions compliance.
Here’s the full report by model:
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Significant drop for sure but I am still surprised by the numbers… why would you buy a car from a company caught in a major scandal the month before?? and not any type of scandal but one where the company lied to everybody’s and showed profit was their only interest.
Good question. Sometimes I’m afraid that many people just don’t care.
same reason why people still buying toyota when their cars were running away and KILLING PEOPLE or GM when their tires were blowing up and causing accidents, or Ford when engine would combust, shit happens, get over it and move on. No one has DIED from VW diesel issues