Are the german car manufacturers still asleep??

Are german carmakers still asleep?

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Never before has the German auto industry been under such prere and suspicion as it is now at the start of the International Motor Show, the IAA in Frankfurt

The diesel software scam and suspected cartel collusion make promises for the e-mobility era seem hollow and implausible (NABU: Study shows little interest in e-cars from auto industry). The rude words come once again from Volkswagen.

Ten days ago it was still hitting, the Wolfsburg will produce by 2025 25 E-models, shortly thereafter, the number was increased to 30 and at the opening of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, it was still 23. VW boss Muller announced once again full-bodied, VW will become by 2025 world-wide "at the forefront of e-mobility" stand. Again a world champion from Wolfsburg – as so often before. 20 billion euros to be invested in the engine of the future.

The older ones among us still remember the hoopla 25 years ago when then VW CEO Ferdinand Piech announced the "one-liter car" propagated. I have seen the prototype in the VW museum in Wolfsburg, but never a "One-liter car" on the road.

Even the production of the "three-liter cars" Lupo was discontinued after just a few years. It was never intensively advertised because much more money could be made with coarse gasoline engines.

That’s why there’s now plenty of reason to be skeptical when German automakers promote the "Breakthrough in the e-car" announce. Not only Tesla, but the Chinese and Japanese are years ahead of the Germans.

The Scandinavian countries, England, the Netherlands and France are also far ahead of us Germans in the planned phasing out of the internal combustion engine.

In China, 60% of respondents say they can imagine buying an electric car the next time they drive. In Germany, the figure is 25%. If VW, Daimler, BMW and Co do not soon offer better car sharing concepts, this business will also be taken over by competitors from abroad, for example from Silicon Valley.

Something VW and others can only dream of: Tesla in California has offered its first mid-size car, Model 3, and 455.000 pre-orders noted. Every day come 1.800 more. Germany is still a developing country for e-cars for a long time to come.

In this country there is constant talk about e-cars, but they are built and sold elsewhere. At the end of 2016, German automakers announced that they would jointly spend 4.000 fast-charging stations. Now, nine months later, there is still not one single.

Tesla has already sold more than 6.000 fast chargers have been installed – and 10,800 more are to be added by the end of the year.000 its. There every Tesla driver can charge his battery for free in about 20 minutes. I just got a ride in a Tesla. The driver was 1.300 kilometers from Vienna to Rostock, charged four times and paid zero euros for it. The e-car is coming, with or without the Germans.

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