VW sees no Corona-shock: Our electric cars are currently sold out ratzeputz

Volkswagen does not believe that the Corona pandemic, the launch of the first pure electric model of the VW brand, the ID.3, in September brakes. "Corona is li

VW sees no Corona-shock: Our electric cars are currently sold out ratzeputz

Volkswagen does not believe that the Corona pandemic, the launch of the first pure electric model of the VW brand, the ID.3, in September brakes. "Corona is likely to accelerate the shift to electric mobility, rather", said the sales and marketing Manager for electric mobility at Volkswagen, Silke Bagschik, the F. A. Z. on Thursday. The awareness of environmental protection and the future of the society have intensified as a result of the pandemic.

Carsten Germis

economic correspondent in Hamburg.

F. A. Z.

"Our electric cars are currently sold out of ratzeputz," said Bagschik. The VW e-up there in almost a year of waiting. "It is less of a demand than a supply problem," she said: "We will continue to expand the capacity, as far as that goes, and build, what to build." The VW Manager sees no reason also looking forward to the Monday.

Then can customers the ID.3 in several European countries for the first time in the trade order. "The interest is large, especially in markets such as Norway or Holland, where electric mobility is already widespread," said Bagschik. These markets were "incredibly hungry" to the electric car, especially as there is already ideal support conditions at the purchase of E-cars.

"The Plan is, the demand is there"

"In Germany in the beginning it was not easy," said Bagschik. In the meantime, had done but some of it: "The interest in electric mobility is growing noticeably." However, load would have a lot of people fear, unlike in countries such as Denmark or Holland, where exactly is signposted where load to be pillars.

even Though the ID.3 will also be available to order starting on Monday until in a few car dealerships, you can see there that the topic of electric mobility will be emotionally perceived differently. From September, VW wants the ID.3 of the customers first to deliver, have it pre-ordered. 36.000 had it been, only 10 to 20 percent would be bailed out. The number will be populated by interested parties who had registered on waiting lists, without any problems.

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The company, in spite of several weeks of production stops due to the Corona pandemic, to build approximately the planned 100,000 of the ID, especially the ID.3, the price is on the same level as the VW Golf, of September, but also the ID.4 – the first all-electric SUV from Volkswagen. "The Plan is, the demand is there," said Bagschik. Confident VW is probably also due to the generous funding – 9480 euros, the maximum grant rate for electric vehicles is.

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 10:20

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