Volkswagen Tests Electric Cars, Transit Apps On Greek Island

ByMike Paul

Jun 21, 2021

(AP) ATHENS, Greece — On the small Greek Aegean island of Astypalea, Volkswagen inaugurated a five-year study on Wednesday to evaluate the adoption of electric vehicles in places transitioning to sustainable energy sources. This article is all about the Volkswagen tests electric car with transit apps which is on Greek Island. The Greek government is the one who is held responsible for every decision relating to apps working.

The Greek government will fund the program, which will cost 20 million euros ($24.4 million). It will provide residents with purchase incentives to switch from conventional vehicles to electric cars and scooters, as well as test ride-share apps and public transportation models based on user demand rather than predetermined timetables and routes.

During a presentation on the island, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess remarked, “This is incredibly significant knowledge because what we will see on this island in the next five, six, or seven years will probably last throughout the rest of Europe for 20 years or three decades.”

Following a huge emissions scandal initially found in the United States, Volkswagen has increased its intentions to create electric vehicles in recent years. When put on a test machine, the business finally agreed to placing false software in millions of its diesel vehicles to make emissions look less dangerous.

Greece wants to promote renewable energy generation on its islands to replace expensive locally produced electricity, which is largely diesel. The government intends to power the Astypalea project with wind and solar energy.

Researchers from the Universities of the Aegean in Greece and Strathclyde in Scotland are also taking part in the study, according to officials.

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