Daimler and VW differ fundamentally in the estimates of the turning electric cars into the mainstream

Daimler and VW differ fundamentally in the estimates of the turning electric cars into the mainstream

Daimler and VW differ fundamentally in the estimates of the turning electric cars into the mainstream

22 November 2019

The Chinese market will show so real consumer ready to take the electric car


Alexander Klimov, photos Daimler and Volkswagen

Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius said that the drop in sales of electric cars and hybrids in China was due to the reduction of government stimulus programs that shows that they are still necessary for the development of electric vehicles.
China Association of automobile manufacturers (CAAM) said that sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) fell in October by 45.6% compared to the same month last year, despite the fact that in September they have fallen by 33%.

Commenting on the shift from cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (BEV) Kallenius said: "When China abolished incentives for electric vehicles, sales declined. It is important to have incentives in the transformation stage"

Last week at CAAM, said that in 2019 in China can be sold fewer electric cars than in 2018 as buyers "actively abstain" from purchases after the abolition of benefits for model electric vehicles with less reserve, and plug-in hybrids. This has already led to the worst crisis among manufacturers of electric vehicles, so-called lightweight type with a maximum speed limit of 50 km/h, as such, as well as startups in each County of the PRC, there were dozens, because previously allocated to the buyers subsidies have been very "big", also for electric cars was the abolition of restrictions on entry to the historic centres of the cities and in Metropolitan areas more and auctions for license plates (for Singaporean system – where the final auction price, license plate, which annually allocates a limited amount often exceeds the price of the car itself which it is – ed.).

In turn, the Vice-President of the VW electric vehicle Matthew Renna said on the sidelines of the Los Angeles motor show, the journalists of the website Electrek, the strategy of the company in respect of electric cars is already here-here will start to bear fruit.

Renna said: "When people see an intriguing product, which combines sufficient power reserve, the ability of fast charging and a reasonable price with the most advanced technology and favorable external factors such as numerous dealerships and infrastructure, when all these factors coincide, then you will be mad, if you do not buy an electric car. That day we all wait and bring it as you can"

To the question about the biggest challenge that will face electric vehicle in the next six months Renna, who worked the whole five years in the company on the creation of the Tesla Model S and Model X, said: "for the First time the automotive industry expect a change of such scale."
He added: "We were frozen in their processes and experience. We have to relearn and rethink these things. We should start using those muscles that are not used in the automotive industry for a very long time. So I think it will be a serious challenge for the industry."
As for approaching a tipping point that, in the opinion of management of VW, great value can have changes in legislation.
Top Manager of VW said, "If the [US presidential election] will the Democrats win, you will be able to start major initiatives in the field of electric transport".
By the way, VW Group CEO Herbert Diss promised investors that the new electric company ID.3 would be 40% deshevle in production than the current e-Golf, which was created by a simple conversion of a conventional car with internal combustion engines. Such a huge savings was the result of using a specially developed technology platform for electric vehicle MEB.

PS hmmm, that's two nearly equal weight in its sector of the top Manager and what are different (almost diametrically) insights: the head of the "Daimler" – almost pessimism, and Vice-head of "Volkswagen" almost euphoric optimism. It is obvious that the Volkswagen Group is still the "light on your feet" as a result of disilicate, which forced the German auto giant so dramatically shift the wheel in the direction of electromobility. Who is right will have the coming year: to burst or not electric mobility bubble in China and hope do in Germany. In any case, the billions already invested, you have made your bet, is to wait on what number and color the ball will fall the global casino..


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