How VW sees the electromobility globally and comprehensively

How VW sees the electromobility globally and comprehensively-globally

In an interview of the news agencies DPA and DPA-AFX, Volbert’s interview talked about the new corporate strategy with a clear focus on electromobility, as the drive turnaround develops in different markets and regions and what is currently the most important topics for the future of individual mobility.

In the conversation, this points to how difficult it is to offer the right drive mix in all markets and regions. Since there are “still markets in Europe who have more than 70, 80 percent diesel”, which lies to that the diesel is taxable there. “In other markets, on the other hand, there are virtually no diesel cars, such as in the US,” so this. And then there are countries such as Norway, “where the burner is so severely disadvantaged opposite the electric vehicle that almost always bought electric vehicles”. The diesel privilege in Germany – the tax favor of the fuel – does not find this out time, since plug-in hybrids “are also similar to the long-range effectively as the diesel”.

When a country wants to get out of the burning technology, however, “a government, an economy, a society decides,” says this. He also assumes that “about Latin America – where there is, for example, a functioning, nationwide supply with bioethanol – could not be discussed about a burn-out date”.

The future but clearly belongs to the purely electric drive, so VWS Group boss. And e-mobility will soon be affordable for all consumer groups. “The initial investments in vehicles in the small car segment are higher,” clears this, but also refers to that e-cars “in keeping today is cheaper than burner”, which often compensates for initial additional costs within a few years: “Through the low electric Consumption costs, significantly lower maintenance costs and perhaps even lower insurance premiums becomes electromobility cheaper than combing mobility “.

Volkswagen work for cheaper electric trucks also “At a entry-level platform, the cars come 2025 and are approximately in the size of a T-Cross”, announced this. And that electric cars are suitable for urban environment due to their range than too low, the VW manager does not find it even something opposite to watch: “Our numbers show that we put more in rural areas and in the suburban area, because it in the city often still on the charging options is missing, “he explains in the interview.

One of the most important topics is currently the supply of sufficient batteries so that the manufacturers with E-cars can transition into mass business. It prevails, “a great political demand for investment in cell production – even in countries that are not so far with the electrification”. He says that although “almost all economies are now about cell factories” wrestling that “to distribute enough” too.

With its new strategy presented just a few weeks, the VW Group “focuses more on scales and thus hardware and software platforms, battery and charging and services,” explains this. At the same time, the automakers “in the administration are slimmer” and “also” retreat from certain topics “so that he can continue to optimize” continuously in value creation “.

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  1. Late insight: “Pluginhybrids are similar on the long-range energy efficient like diesel.”This is M.E. clearly stated by Mr. this that the hybrid itself has as good as a diesel engine as well as no authorization, which we knew here. This comes from VW, where a lot of money is earned with hybrid cars. Astonishing!
    It is high time to set the promotion of hybrids and to use this tax rate for reasonable measures. Who says Oldmeier and scrub?
    The optimal solution is the BEV.


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