Volkswagen will be the car small electric considerably more expensive than the conventional models. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hans Dieter Pötsch said in the world on Sunday. VW wool make electric mobility for all sections of the population affordable. But today’s price level did not hold, if these cars are equipped with electric motors. “Therefore, it is in the small car segment to come increases quite inevitably, a significant price.” It will face the question of whether low-income people still can afford a car of their own, said Pötsch.

He question, therefore, whether all the company that were relevant to the aspects observed, as the CO2-limits for the automotive set industry, said Pötsch. Starting in 2021, new cars are permitted to emit a maximum of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre. By 2030, the allowed CO2 emissions to fall again, to a maximum of 60 grams of CO2 per Kilometer. “This is also with the best of internal combustion engines is not possible”, said Pötsch. Therefore, the company electric needed to build cars. The target of VW is that by 2030, about 40 percent of all new cars sold electric cars. From 2040, VW wants to sell cars with a combustion engine. This was in December, VW announced-Chefstragete Michael Jost.

a Pure electric car from VW to 30,000 euros to be

The CO2 regulations do not apply to individual models, but for the entire fleet. In addition, the manufacturers have different limits based on the emissions of the total fleet. VW needs to make up to 2021 for its fleet, with an average value of 97.7 grams of CO2 per Kilometer. In 2017, the value of the VW fleet amounted to 122 grams. If the company misses the target, threaten, after a transition period starting in 2023 penalties. Finally, the CO2 emissions had risen by cars in Germany.

the VW Supervisory Board chief Hans Dieter Pötsch © Swen Pförtner/dpa

in Order to reduce the average value, developed VW electric cars. The first completely electric car developed passenger car, the Volkswagen ID, in 2020 the market and around 30,000 euros in costs. This corresponds to a comparably equipped VW Golf. Pötsch, however, said that owners of E-cars would have to make compromises: The range is between 300 and 400 kilometres, significantly lower than from petrol or diesel engines. In addition, the charging infrastructure is not satisfactory.

VW is not the only manufacturer with problems

The German car industry is under considerable pressure to reduce the emissions of their fleets. 2018 have been adopted in several cities driving bans for diesel vehicles, in 2019, more threatening. The German car industry and, in particular, VW have set for years on the Diesel in order to achieve their emission targets. As in the exhaust gas scandal of 2015 was been, were been tampered with, the discharge amounts of the vessels to the bottom. In fact, diesel vehicles emit much more pollutants than specified. Also, Daimler, and BMW are involved in the scandal. In addition, foreign competition in the E-car market threatens to. In February, for example, the Model 3 Tesla is supposed to be delivered in Germany. The Model 3 is a pure electric car, the costs 57.900 Euro.

The problems to meet the limit values and the fleets of E-cars to change not only affect VW. The German automotive Association VDA regularly criticized the limits to the CO2 emissions than to strictly. The decision to reduce by 2030 the emissions of 60 grams per kilometre, long-distance calling, the VDA “reality”. “Nobody knows today how the adopted limits in the allotted time can be achieved,” had the VDA-Chef Bernhard Mattes said. In no other part of the world, there is comparable to tough CO2 targets. The European automotive industry would be impacted by the strong in international competition. Also, the Federal government tried again and again, in the interest of the car industry, a higher limit to negotiate, while other EU requested countries to set stricter requirements.