ANext Monday evening, the chairmen of the German automobile companies will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the ministers responsible, the heads of the CDU and SPD and the trade unions in the chancellor's office to discuss changes in the industry and its effects on working life and society , The meeting is scheduled for only two hours, but the industry seems to have a lot of discussion. Between Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW are not just tension-free times, which also has to do with the fact that the VW Group under his CEO Herbert Diess relies heavily on electric mobility and would like to have flanked the development there by the state. The two other major manufacturers want to be more open to the future.
How complex the situation is, proves a fifteen-page long position paper from BMW, which is addressed to the decision-makers in Berlin. It states, among other things, "technology openness is crucial for future mobility". There is not one solution that answers all questions, and after all, Germany is not alone, not even in the EU and in the world at all. That is why BMW is not just banking on battery-electric driving but is also investing in other technologies in order to prepare for other political decisions in other markets.
Uniform regulatory framework conditions for electric mobility in Europe are urgently required, and the widely varying support in individual Member States leads to a clear north-south and west-east divide in the market shares of electric vehicles. "A further fragmentation of the internal market through one-sided technology limitation must be avoided. Announcements by individual Member States to ban internal combustion engines are shaking the core of the single market, "the paper said. Electromobility, meanwhile, will only get off the ground in Germany if conditions improve. "Buying incentives for electric vehicles and tax incentives, which reduce the electric miles driven, must be expanded," says BMW.
At most 10 percent are possible
The technical improvements to internal combustion engines will not be enough to reach the EU's CO2 reduction target of 37.5 percent by 2030, the Bavarian manufacturer notes. At most 10 percent are possible. "This means that on average over 55 percent of the BMW fleet in the EU in 2030 will have to be equipped with a fully electric or partially electrified (plug-in hybrid) drive." It is not possible to stabilize the market share of the diesel engine with its consumption advantage , the achievement of goals becomes even more difficult.
BMW is in favor of giving the fuel cell a chance as a useful supplement, even if it will only be suitable for mass production in ten or twenty years. Or electricity-based synthetic fuels, which of course would have the worst overall efficiency. As a major obstacle for the battery electric drive, BMW sees the electricity costs in Germany, which made the use of an electric car despite its lifetime positive CO2 balance for many citizens unattractive.
BMW calls for a clear policy for electric cars from the policy, which ensures the following: A reliable infrastructure in each place where a car is parked longer. Noticeable financial benefits in purchase and during use, such as the retention of the environmental bonus for electric vehicle buyers by 2025. Greater consideration of plug-in hybrids. Continuation of the tax benefits for electrified company cars. The Bavarian manufacturer would like to know for the promotion alone technical performance criteria, the limit of the lowest net list price should be deleted.
The latter may be understood in the context of the sophisticated model range. BMW is open to making the motor vehicle tax more effective as an incentive instrument by increasing the tax rate per gram of CO2, provided that this, once again, is technologically neutral. In addition, the Bavarians want to know the right changed there, where it impedes the installation of charging facilities on apartment buildings. And they wish that a minimum number of electrified parking spaces would be required for the construction of public parking garages.
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