- Scrappage program for old diesels extended until March 31, 2018
- Incentives granted for about 70,000 new cars and employees' cars up to 1 year old since mid-August
- Second shift introduced in Dresden to meet high e-Golf demand
Volkswagen extends successful environmental and future incentives in Germany
Volkswagen has today extended its successful environmental and future incentive program in Germany up to the end of March 2018. Since the program was introduced in mid-August, incentives have already been granted for about 70,000 new cars and employees' cars up to 1 year old with a clean, efficient Euro 6 engine. The purchasers each scrapped an old diesel meeting exhaust emission standards Euro 1 to Euro 4. Furthermore, the Volkswagen brand has taken a key step forward in the transition to e-mobility. In connection with the environmental incentive, about eight percent of new car buyers opted for an electric vehicle, about four times more than was previously the case. High demand for the e-Golf has led to the introduction of a second daily shift at the Transparent Factory in Dresden.