E-mobility: wish and reality
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Herbert Diess is a gift for the politics of the federal government. The VW boss said in October 2018 that coal stream leads the electromobility “ad absurd”. Although little has changed in the electricity mix in Germany since then, this is now a glowing advocate of e-mobility. He gave on 14.07.2021 opposite the "World" To: “We don’t believe that it makes a lot of sense to elect Latin America and the parts of China, where there is a lot of coal stream. Electromobility only makes sense where enough green electricity is available.“And that is not the case in the European Union for a long time. The last coal -fired power plant in Germany is to leave the network in Germany in Germany.
Auto industry and politics in line
The CEOs of the automotive manufacturers are currently overturning with the investigation addresses to politics and climate NGOs and supposedly announce the end of their own combustion production. One forgets that the proven aggregates will only not be built in this country in the future. 400.000 jobs may be lost in Germany, whereby the effects on jobs and the jobs newly won by e-mobility are quantified in various studies in return. First of all, however, the many job cancellations, factory closures and production relocations of the suppliers, for example at Bosch.
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The overview: who increases when, where and how?
In the EU, the burner exit is decided. At the latest in 2035, the vehicles, at least according to the plans of the EU Commission, are no longer allowed to roll on European roads almost only around 2050. In all likelihood, Europeans will no longer be able to buy petrol engines, diesel or hybrid cars; Probably with some manufacturers earlier. Because several countries have already announced exit data regardless of the EU.But what about the individual manufacturers – and outside of European markets? It’s not that easy to see through. Site gives an overview.
At the VW subsidiary Audi, the information about the burner exit is confused. Audi development board member Oliver Hoffmann told “Auto Motor Sport”: “Today we see in our forecasts that around 50 percent of all new registrations with combustion engine are expected to be omitted in large markets such as China and the USA in 2030 in 2030." Therefore, Audi decided to further develop its internal combustion engines.
Audi CEO Markus Duesmann told Site: “The EU is the driving force with the clear CO2 requirements and the Green Deal. However, we see different transformation speeds in the regions. China, for example, does not change as quickly as originally expected. That is why we will no longer develop completely new basic engines for combustion engineers – but we will continue to use the potential of our existing generations in order to continue to offer more efficiency and more benefits in the future."
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In the meantime, the wind has turned in Ingolstadt. Duesmann, who described his political orientation towards the Swiss newspaper NZZ as a “green-black”, wants to present the last new burner 2026. But that only applies to models in Europe. What is with the sales markets in the rest of the world is left open.
BMW shows how to imagine this from 2024 at the latest. The production of the smaller and therefore less emitting engines will only take place in Steyr, Austria, the large six, eight and twelve cylinders are relocated to the British Hams Hall, 1400 jobs at the Munich-Milbertshofen trap. Bayern are so effective in a new possible EU regulation. In the future, the large engines will be transported directly from England to the US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where the large SUVs find enough space for the assembly. 405.000 BMW are produced there per year and especially exported to China.
dpa/Daniel Schnettler picture Employees of the BMW plant in Spartanburg work on an SUV.
And when does BMW get out of the burner? This leaves the manufacturer open. "The real decision -makers in our industry are customers. And you should never lose sight of them", BMW boss Oliver Zipse justifies the "Passau new press" The company’s refusal to quarrel the internal combustion engine at an early stage. After all, half of all BMWs are to be sold in 2030 with a battery -electric drive. But: "If a manufacturer then no longer has a range of combustion, then half the market volume is lost and he is on an entrepreneurial shrinkage course", So zipse. He considers that all 140 markets in the world will soon be transformation to e-mobility.
Daimler’s most recent electric start-although you were actually very early with the electric smart from 2008 and with a B-Class electrified in three variants-was mixed up very early. The SUV EQC has been selling badly so far, the range is not competitive and the first recall due to expiring batteries has already been. The smaller EQA and the luxury limousine EQS have better prospects, which should offer Tesla Paroli with the range.
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And how does it continue? "We change from EV first to EV only," a high-ranking Daimler manager told the industry newspaper “Automobilwoche". Even before 2030, the company should now be prepared for a combustion engine. Note the choice of words. So far, Daimler boss Ola Kallenius had chosen the 2038 exit date.That too is only half the truth. Because beyond 2030 or 2038 there will probably be new burners with the star. Maybe just not in the EU. There are rumors that the Chinese Daimler shareholder Geely, who also owns Volvo, is planning a joint venture between the three companies for the development and construction of internal combustion engines. In any case, it is certain that engine production from Unterturkheim will be outsourced to China in 2024. The project bears the legendary title “Horus”.
Not only the combustion engine production moves out. Ford boss Gunnar Herrmann already explained on 29.09.2020 compared to the "Handelsblatt": "We will probably not produce 1.4 million cars in Europe anymore, but significantly less. We cannot avoid the economy of production." Ford cooperates with Volkswagen in a new electric platform. Jobs should cost the cooperation, especially in Ford; Already with the Mondeo and various minivans models that were popular in Europe, the US company has shown how little the European market is important to him.
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In the United States, after all and in Europe, too, the electric range is slowly starting. The power horse is the electric Mustang Mach-E, a very convincing vehicle. In the second quarter of 2021, 451 were.000 Fords sold six percent electrically powered, but this also contains the hybrid models. The Mustang appeals to a technology -savvy clientel. That works pretty well for Ford.
Eafo, World Bank, Statista Country Outlook EU countries that have a lower proportion of pure electric cars than the EU average (0.5%). The graphics show the proportion of e-cars (absolutely / in percent, as of 2020), the number of charging stations and the available average income (as of 2019)
Opel has been marginalized at the PSA group since the sale of General Motors and no longer has its own complete development department. The cars with the flash are developed in the Stellantis group with teams from different manufacturers and produced in Russelsheim. Because of the non -outstanding successes, from the point of view of the CEO of Carlos Tavares, it probably makes sense to position Opel worldwide as an electric brand. The sale of Opels with conventional drives ends in 2028. Purely battery electrical, however, does not become Opel either. The vivaro van should be available with fuel cell from 2024 from 2024.
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The Stellis Group, a merger of Fiat/Chrysler and Peugeot/Citroen, wants to achieve 70 percent of its sales with electrical drives in Europe in 2030, but it should only be 40 percent in the United States.
Porsche also does not use one -sidedly on electromobility. A system for synthetic fuels is being built in Patagonia. After all, 500 million liters can be produced there at the latest from 2024. This not only saves the Porsche 911 life, as an insider reports. The entire vehicle stock can also be supplied with it, at least to classic Porsche models. At the same time, however, the electro palette of the Zuffenhausen team grows very quickly. After the Taycan and derivatives, the Macan appears as an electric model, more e-Porsche will follow.
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Even at the VW group, the situation is not as clear as it seems. Because it is not only active in Europe, the USA or China, but also in Africa and Latin America. And outside of Europe there is no talk of a combustion engine."For the European markets, the last vehicles with combustion engine are expected to be produced in the period 2033 to 2035", VW brand boss Ralf Brandstatter said in an interview with the "Auto Motor & Sport". In Brazil, on the other hand, Volkswagen relies on bio-ethanol. And not just since yesterday. Since the oil crisis in 1973, the country has been on the environmentally friendly fuel to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. Bioenergie has a market share of around 10 percent in Brazil and Ethanol production was 33.14 billion from 2007 with 18 billion liters at 33.14 billion. Liter increased in 2019. This is reported by ROdl and Partner’s auditors.
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Bio-sprit instead of batteries
That is why it was decided to build a research and development center for synthetic fuels in Brazil, said VW man Brandstatter. Thanks to the immense number of sugar cane farms on site, bioethanol is easy to manufacture and represent an effective bridge technology. A study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) showed that synthetic fuels could cover almost three quarters of the total fuel requirement in the country by 2030. And VW claims.
The announced exit scenarios of the manufacturers appear at least half -heartedly. Strictly speaking, there is no reason for the manufacturers to get outside with the "New Green Deal" To determine a purely eco-planned economy to a final exit in 9 or 15 years. However, the proclamation of electromobility increases the pressure on the state to release further subsidies for the electric cars in this country.
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The mutual game of the manufacturers and politics to set more and more ambitious goals in order to please each other reminds a little of the history of the famous General Motors EV1 At that time, an innovative electrical car desires aroused politics to finally resolve the environmental sinner car – with sharp Electrical quotas. But when the GM managers noticed in a large field test that they would never find enough buyers for the car because of the still immature technology, the enthusiasm for the e-mobile.Since then, the electrical technique has of course put several development jumps and has long since outgrown the niche existence. The electric drive will therefore conquer more and more market shares in many countries. It is also very likely that the combustion engine worldwide is still not over for decades. The only question is where it is developed or produced. In Germany it is very likely not.
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