Apparently Volkswagen = The Dark Side [Video]

Apparently, Volkswagen is opposing key CO2 emissions regulations in the European Union, so some people at Greenpeace spoofed the car manufacturer’s Darth Vader Passat ad to get their message through. Check it out:

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15 Responses to Apparently Volkswagen = The Dark Side [Video]

  1. While I am ticked off to find out VW is opposing CO2 emmissions regulation, I am dowright disgusted at publicity-whoring groups like Greenpeace. 

  2. While I am ticked off to find out VW is opposing CO2 emmissions regulation, I am dowright disgusted at publicity-whoring groups like Greenpeace. 

  3. Those CO2 emmissions regulations are a bunch of baloney to get us to spend more money on gas, man! Anyhoo… Sorry Greenpeace, I just bought a TDI last week.

  4. That's just stupid.  Volkswagen has been making amazing strides in bringing fuel efficient low emissions vehicles to the masses.  I fully agree that across the board manufacturers need to make improvements to improve the two.  It may not be apparent to some that some major changes have been happening in automotive technology, but as an automotive technician I can tell you that there have been.  Every new model year changes are being invented, innovated, and improved upon.  I am not read up on this particular regulation they are opposing, but I still feel like I can say with fairly good reasoning that if VW is opposing it it is because it is an impractically high standard.  The guys over at Green Peace are not car guys, most politicians are not car guys, they do not understand that throwing out an arbitrary number may not be realistically reachable due to how long it takes to come out with new technologies.  In a perfect world sure, have all cars make 300mpg by 2015.  In a practical world, that is not possible.  If you want to sling mud at a manufacturer, there are a lot better picks out there than Volkwagen.
    (I do not work for Volkwagen)
    (The reason I am replying without having read up on it is because all of these regulations they are trying to past are pretty much the same .. it tries to pass something impractically high, rationality is then used to come to an agreement, then it goes into effect.  Why it is this way instead of having a rational discussion beforehand, then the regulation is proposed so that there aren't objections is beyond me.)

    • I agree that VW does a lot of good stuff when it comes to building more fuel efficient cars. But I think the issue here is that the put a lot of money into working against C02-cuts within the EU and at the same time wants to be the most "eco-friendly" car manufacturer in the world. CO2-cuts that are supported by other large corporations such as Google, Sony, Unilever and Ikea

    • I agree that VW does a lot of good stuff when it comes to building more fuel efficient cars. But I think the issue here is that the put a lot of money into working against C02-cuts within the EU and at the same time wants to be the most "eco-friendly" car manufacturer in the world. CO2-cuts that are supported by other large corporations such as Google, Sony, Unilever and Ikea

    • I agree that VW does a lot of good stuff when it comes to building more fuel efficient cars. But I think the issue here is that the put a lot of money into working against C02-cuts within the EU and at the same time wants to be the most "eco-friendly" car manufacturer in the world. CO2-cuts that are supported by other large corporations such as Google, Sony, Unilever and Ikea