“Probably in 25 years almost all cars in Germany electrically”

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Christian Hochfeld has been conducting the Thinktank Agora road to the Think Tank for just over five years. In an interview with the Suddeutsche Zeitung, he explained how our mobility is likely to change in the coming years. And these changes will be “radical”, according to the high band, so that the transport sector can achieve its climate protection goals: CO2 emissions must fall in this area by 2030 by a good half.

“We all have to change a lot,” says Hochfeld so that this goal can be achieved. Two things must be implemented as quickly as possible in his opinion: “We need a lot more electric cars than today. And we have to avoid traffic, bundle and relocate, “says the director of the Agora road turn. This does not pass away, and the measures have to be “radical”, so high field, as politics has pushed the topic of sustainable traffic so far on the long bank.

For society, due to the political failures of recent years, “a very difficult situation arose”. Because the new government, which is chosen at the end of September, will have to introduce “unpleasant measures”, “if she takes climate protection seriously”. Hochfeld brings the dilemma to the point: “It will seem to be as if they are in the poison cabinet, they only iron the inactivity of the previous government.”

“Climate-damaging traffic becomes more expensive. It will not work differently “

“Climate-damaging traffic becomes more expensive. It will not be different, the science agrees, “says Hochfeld. “The knowledge also all parties,” he explains, but hardly anyone dare to pronounce this unpleasant truth. This “dishonest policy” annoys him: “Because without higher prices no government gets a solution that the Federal Constitutional Court requires.”Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer also has” to this misery his share “, since the Ministry of Transport has placed climate programs, but which bring only half of the necessary. You can not say it otherwise: the raisins have picked out and set billions in support measures “.

Hochfeld urges that you catch up with these misses, an emergency program, which should be “quasi as first aid” for less CO2 in the transport sector. For cars he proposes three measures: “Gasoline must be more expensive. Service car should only get tax reliefs when they drive above all. And at the car tax we have to relieve e-cars, strain feedback “. Afterwards it takes “but finally an overall concept”.

“On the most important export markets, burners soon have no chance”

Many manufacturers such as VW and Audi as well as Mercedes, who have already announced the farewell to the burner, are “in the meantime more than the politics”. That too is “a certificate for government failure in recent years.”The change but will come, so or so, says Hochfeld, and warns to see this change as a danger. “We underestimate the dangers when we do not change anything,” he is concerned about: “China, the USA, Canada, South Korea, Japan, the European Commission – all sharpen their climate goals. That means: In the most important export markets, burners soon have no chance.”And who is in the auto industry” in this change is not with the front, gets a tremendous problem, bigger than that of this difficult transformation.”

Although there are also environmental concerns for electric cars: “But they can be cleared out”, and also you have to compare “fair”: “How many setback gap is, how many petroleum conveys are ecologically desastrous? How much oil is sold by Despot? Wherever I heard, the battery seems to be our biggest environmental problem. That’s already oblique, “says high field in the SZ.

The currently only reasonable solution are electric cars, according to the head of the Agora road turn. And thus these become more user-friendly, the charging infrastructure must be better developed as fast as possible. Because it is “very likely that in 25 years almost all cars in Germany driving electrically”. And it is not economical and practical, “until then the roadside in cities with hundreds of thousands of slow charging columns. Hochfeld finds, most potential in the cities have “rather the gas station principle with fast load hubs – next to the shop in their own garage or at work”. Then a consumer-friendly charging infrastructure “Safe feasible”.

“Everyone should live out his mobility as he likes”

The road to the road also belong that the public space is redistributed, so highly field. “Cars will only be able to apply less space in the future,” he says. “They are 23 out of 24 hours in cities”, which is “no meaningful use of public land”. Also Tempo 30 could significantly increase the quality of life in cities. Hochfeld assumes that “a competition for new mobility concepts and better urban life will be created – certainly with fewer cars.”

“Freedom and fun” should not be restricted, says Hochfeld: “Everyone should live out his mobility as he likes. We also do not write the apartment size. If someone wants to cruise, then the same is allowed to cook with friends or watch movies, “says the head of the Agora road turn. But he should “pay a fair price for it. In the end, we do climate protection to secure freedom and thus mobility to us and the upcoming generations. Without the road turn we will lose both.”

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6 thoughts on ““Probably in 25 years almost all cars in Germany electrically””

  1. You can be sure. An electric car is mercilessly favorable to build because the core component, the battery, is always cheaper and more powerful. In a lesser extent, this also applies to all other drive and control components. This makes electric cars even cheaper than equivalent burners for this decade. Above all, there are also inexpensive used, because the current market leader, the VW e-up, which has absolutely suitable everyday riches, should be for 4-5t €.

    For the remainder with the indecognizable court judgments. The balancing that is taken today is called personal mobility against publication name of emissions. If plenty of alternatives are available without local emissions, more and more local travel bans are being imposed. I could well imagine that 2025-for example in Sylt- nobody will be admitted with a burner. Why should holiday guests and locals be harassed by stench and noise?

  2. “Everyone should live out his mobility as he likes”

    According to the preceding essay, this sentence looks like blank.

    Everyone can own as many yachts as he likes “

    Must only be able to afford ..

  3. It’s just about the wallet. Own responsibility or reason have never worked. Unfortunately, politics always swivel this Nonsens if you do not want to contradict a lobby. 25 years is ridiculous. The old scrap is considered as fast as possible. End of more expensive helps.

  4. Rarely read such a factual interview. I almost unrestricted – with one exception. All cars must be significantly more expensive in maintenance (taxes). Why you should relieve e-cars even further tax purposes is not quite clear to me. Even if it does not match my personal preferences, but individual traffic devoures incredibly many resources. Since the policy has to ran. And that is known only about the purse.

  5. 105% correct what he says. And that is why all pipes are lobbied against e-mobility. This generates the chance to become the consumer with house and PV on the roof, to a large extent of the energy corporations independent. So electricity from the roof into the E car. And even the two large folk parties will not like it, because then (mineral oil) controls away. The energy from the roof directly into the BEV can be badly taxed. That would be like to pay for the food of their own apples from their own tree in the garden VAT. I hopefully will finally come a KM tax. Would be easily feasible with the on-board computers. Then we would have solved the causer principle for the financing of the streets fair. Those who drive a lot, pay more. That would also contribute to the crushing of our country.

  6. I can only hope that the upcoming government comes strongly on the brake.

    1) No bonuses for vehicles that have a motor that exhausts CO2 and other exhaust gases.
    2) Tempo 120 on highways, tempo 30 in the city and a cheap annual ticket for public transport.
    3) Car tax according to weight, because the heavier the vehicle the higher the road wear.

    And what is the schedule.

    A) at the latest 2025 coal, but the existing nuclear power plants possibly. run until 2030.
    B) No later than 2030 no manufacture and no imports of vehicles with internal combustion engine.
    C) Solar and wind stream immediately free from the EEG levy, but no certificate pseudo-green electricity.

    Environmental protection and “Continue as before” does not work together, that must be clear to all.

    Around 800.000 employees in the automotive industry.000 Euro annual income would be 32 billion. Euro, which has less than the July flood 2021 caused to damage.

    Climate change does not let us know any longer, the increasing environmental damage will eat the merits of the employees and the profits of the companies in the future – and if it remark the people and companies, then it is already too late, because then zero CO2 no longer help.


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