One way VW is aiming to fasttrack its recovery is by pursuing the “connected car”, a vehicle that’s fully integrated with the internet. While the technology has been available for some time, the car industry has been
slow with full adoption.

Because EVs rely on software to manage the energy systems, full connectivity to the internet is critical; both technologies will go hand in hand.

The graphic shows that while a third of the world’s population is connected via smartphones, only 10% of the world’s cars are.

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