In other words
, it’s all talk.
Volkswagen’s commitment, among major automakers at least, to battery-powered zero emissions vehicles is second to none. Yes, General Motors is throttling up its EV program — it was, after all, the excuse to shut down the Oshawa Assembly Plant — and no one can fault Nissan for the money it has put behind its Leaf. But it all pales compared with the vigour, resources and engineering that the Volkswagen Group has thrown at lithium ion, the world’s largest automaker recently committing no less than US$40 billio