Diess also emphasized the importance of making e-mobility available for low-income earners and small businesses. He said this included extending financial incentives for e-mobility to the used vehicle market, maintaining the lower rate of company car taxation or free battery charging for vehicles priced at less than €20,000.
“The use of electric vehicles must be worthwhile for the consumer, otherwise they will not decide to use this form of clean mobility. Reducing CO-2 even faster is only possible if e-mobility gains broad acceptance. That is the only right and necessary way to meet the ambitious climate protection requirements and the targets set out in the Paris Agreement that we are committed to fulfilling”, Diess said.
Volkswagen wants to make the switch to the electric car as attractive as possible. In line with this, VW also offers a complete package for convenient charging of electric cars at home. The new ID. Charger will be able to load their e-cars quickly and conveniently at home. It offers a charging capacity of up to 11 kW and charges almost five times as fast as a normal household socket. According to Volkswagen estimates, around half of all charging processes for electric cars will take place at home in the future.
Over the next ten years, almost 70 new electric models will be launched across the Group. As the first vehicle of the new generation, the ID.3 has now celebrated its world premiere at the IAA 2019. Further models of the ID. Family will follow. Climate protection becomes a driving force for innovation at Volkswagen.
(1) The vehicle is not yet available for sale in Europe.