China’s e-quote roves german manufacturers

Hamburg, 7. November 2016 – with ambitious tarpaulins to demand the electro cars, china gives birth to german car manufacturers. The government in beijing wants to catapult the large car market in the world with a "rough leap forward" in a future of the electromobility. But much is not uncommon. So remains questionable whether the planned law is really so ambitious and far-reaching. It is clear only that most german carmakers can not meet the conditions in the current design form probably.

"It’s not like when we had slept, but we also need to fulfill the local production conditions," said from volkswagen circles. Also, the suppliers had to be ready or the disposal of the batteries. According to the draft for the controversial quota scheme, however, in 2018, eight percent of the newly built cars of a manufacturer should have an electric drive, 2019 then ten percent and 2020 even twelve percent.

Volkswagen sells today in china not yet a single locally produced car with electric drive. First, the daughter audi started now with the production of an A6 E-tron, a plugin hybrid, which drive both with gasoline and stream. In three to four years, europe’s largest car manufacturer wants to offer 15 locally produced models with alternative drives such as battery vehicles or plugin hybrids in china.

"We put on sustainable mobility and also want to be at electromobility," says VW speaker christoph ludewig. "For this purpose, a predictable, reliable legislative framework enforced with the current lead time is necessary."

Autoindustry demands "realistic transitional periods"

Above all, the short-term nature of the quota plan stobs everyone. "That’s crass," says an expert. Even if it is snapped that german carmakers may not always be dangerous in the E-mobilitat, realistic transitional periods are required – or possibilities to replace specifications even later-effectively.

It is a complicated point system, depending on the drive type or range. It becomes painful if the quota is not met. Then the manufacturer has to buy the production of producing cars even chokes or credit points from others. So it can happen that german carmakers must demand their chinese competition.