Volkswagen predicts the death of small carMarch 15, 2019
Volkswagen believes that in the future small-capacity and subcompact cars may disappear from the sale, as due to the tightening of environmental standards, their production will become uneconomical. About this in his interview told Jurgen Stackmann, head of sales and marketing at Volkswagen.
Strict environmental regulations introduced in different countries of the world, and above all in European countries, may adversely affect the fate of small cars, such as Volkswagen up! It is their development and mass production that can be so expensive that sales will not be justified, they will not bring profit.
However, it is still far from this point, since in Europe the level of CO2 emissions from passenger cars should be reduced by 37.5% over the course of almost ten years – from 2021 to 2030. During this time, many models may disappear from the market, giving way to “green” novelties.
Stackmann also believes that it is not economically viable to adapt the new MEB electric platform for compact cars. Therefore, it is more profitable to develop e-Up!
Electric Volkswagen e-Up! went on sale in Europe more than five years ago. It is equipped with an 82 hp electric motor. In 2019, this model will be seriously updated. Perhaps she has increased the range.
- Aston Martin believes that crossovers and SUVs will be bought mostly by women
- Porsche claims that future GT models will not be electrified
- Almost 100,000 Porsche cars hit the US
- GM can build a crossover based on the Corvette sports coupe
- IIHS names the most dangerous driver assistance systems