Volkswagen has announced that when the group is going to build the last car with Diesel or petrol engine. Other manufacturers also want to get out from the combustion engine. How serious the plans are?
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In seven years, will start at Volkswagen, the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine. From 2026 to begin “the last of the product off on a nitro platform,” VW explains chief strategist Michael Jost in December surprisingly. VW and, as the industry as a whole – on electrical drives and wants to separate from petrol and diesel engines.
Until the last burner is sold, it will take longer still, so that VW expects, according to Jost for 2040. With the complete withdrawal from Diesel and gasoline engines, but Wolfsburg have the time – and quite authentic, the group would like to set: “This is not a hard target, but a retroactive accounting of our commitment to the climate protection targets for the year 2050”, a limit, a VW spokesman, on demand.
The exit strategies of the car manufacturers
VW says goodbye to Diesel and gasoline. In the year 2026, it should be the last product launch on a nitro platform. This means, according to the company, the last pure glow of the brand is expected to be sold in the year 2040. Chief strategist Michael Jost reasoned this with the Paris climate agreement. Accordingly, the CO2 emissions are to be reduced in Europe to zero by 2050.
What do you think? For the near future, the decision has little impact. VW’s commitment to electric mobility and dispensed according to the environment of the group to the back door hybrid technology with zero emissions in Europe by 2050, a solid target. Still, the year 2026 is not a hard target and to enjoy with caution.
Also the VW subsidiary Porsche is planning – with one exception – the burner exit. By 2025, according to a report by the “manager magazine”, more than 75 percent of all sold Porsche pure E-cars. From 2027 on, then only the 911 will be powered by a nitro.
What do you think? Also, Porsche is fully committed to the E-mobility, and that is reasonably credible. The Stuttgart-based from get out of the Diesel and to ensure that its (for large cars) right advantageous CO2 footprint.
The main competitor Toyota wants from the year 2050, only Cars with battery, hydrogen or hybrid drive. The company decided in the year 2015. In the summer of 2018, has agreed to pay the Japanese government is also with Honda, Nissan and other car manufacturers in the country to this goal.
What do you think? The goal sounds simple: 2050 is far away and the back door hybrid car remains open. Toyota wants to reduce the CO2-emissions by 90 percent. That is quite ambitious – especially since Toyota is already come relatively far.
Volvo had in the year 2017 as the first of the traditional car manufacturer, the farewell to the pure combustion engine. From 2019, the new models will be offered only as a pure E-cars or with a hybrid system. This also includes the relatively little sophisticated Mild-Hybrid System, an internal combustion engine only by a very small battery is supported.
What do you think? The step is mainly a public relations measure. For Mild-Hybrid systems are especially mild. These vehicles are not true Hybrids and only on the test bench noticeably more economical.
General Motors wants the internal combustion engine, in the long term, completely give up, said GM research chief Mark Reuss in October 2017. A date for the exit he mentioned.
What do you think? In the long term, the gas to give up, sounds like a good GM earns his money but especially with heavy Pick-ups and huge SUVs. As long as these models are going well, Bolt is the group’s innovative cars like the Chevrolet Volt, or its successor, continue to step-motherly treatment.
When Smart is the exchange the fastest way to go. Starting in the year 2020, the brand aims to offer only pure electric cars. In the United States and Norway, the transition is completed.
What do you think? Smart has committed to – and can do because of the short duration of a Transition is hardly backed down. In addition, parent company Daimler takes a zero-emission micro-car brand, because this improves the CO2 balance of the entire company. Smart makes a bold decision that fits with the brand. The range of today’s E-small car be sufficient for the urban use and perfect – and on top of that E-cars are forbidden in some cities, driving and Parking fees exempt.
Mercedes-Benz wants to 2022 the entire Portfolio electrify. At the same time to be brought under the newly formed electric brand EQ from 2019, every year a new model on the market. Nevertheless, Daimler is planning to continue with petrol and diesel engines.
What do you think? To personalize the Portfolio as a whole, electr, sounds good, especially the planned Mild Hybrids do not help in the fight against rising CO2 emissions. The structure of the electro-brand EQ, however, is far more ambitious and relevant. The bottom line is that Daimler is open to some Option.
Exit from the “pure” internal combustion engine – the same step as Volvo makes Jaguar Land Rover in the year 2020. Nevertheless, should continue to be gasoline and diesel engines offered, which are at least involved in a Mild-Hybrid System.
What do you think? The British car maker produces one thing above all: Heavy, powerful gas guzzlers. About this announcement can hide – and also not currently the only E-car of the British, the Jaguar i-Pace. To the pure electric all-terrain vehicles fleet way, it is still a long and unclear -.
With this setting, VW is in the industry not alone. Almost all of the corporations that flirt with the technological transition. Daimler’s Smart subsidiary will start in the coming year.
But on second glance, some of the announcement appears to be rather non-binding. So the Swedish manufacturer Volvo announced the end of the combustor for 2019 – left open, however, a large back door. Will be offered from next year to each new model, either with an electric Motor, a Plug-in hybrid or a Mild Hybrid System. Pure Diesel or petrol engines to be installed in older models. When other manufacturers are separated from the gas and what to make of the announcements, see you in the gallery.