VW electric vehicles – $84 billion investment announced by The Good Shopping Guide | Sep 12, 2017 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments It looks like VW electric vehicles are the future. Looking to move on from #Dieselgate, VW has announce a massive $84 billion investment in electric cars + batteries. This follows the news about the new VW electric microbus announced not long ago. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said (via BBC): A company like Volkswagen must lead, not follow. We have got the message and we will deliver. This is not some vague declaration of intent. It is a strong self-commitment which, from today, becomes the yardstick by which we measure our performance. The announcement follows the news that China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars in the ‘near future. Some industry experts suggest that this could spell the end for petrol and diesel vehicles. There are also suggestions that other car manufacturers will likely follow VW, with one example being that Mercedes-Benzis planning to offer an electric option for every car by 2022.