Even more harmful to the climate and Cars: share of SUVs is increasing

The car manufacturers were due to high profit margins on particularly harmful to the climate as SUVs. VW brings a E-variant on the market. Clogged roads: in 2

Even more harmful to the climate and Cars: share of SUVs is increasing

The car manufacturers were due to high profit margins on particularly harmful to the climate as SUVs. VW brings a E-variant on the market.

Clogged roads: in 2019, there were so many new registrations of cars in the last ten years photo: Karsten Thielker

BERLIN taz | in Spite of all the climate debates, the number of nitro Cars and particularly harmful to the environment and SUV's in Germany continues to grow strongly. The market share of SUVs increased from 18.1 percent in 2014 to 32.2 percent in the past year. The were more than a Million vehicles. The German passenger Car market as a whole developed according to Figures from the German Association of the automotive industry, from the Monday good: There was a growth of 5 percent to 3.6 million new registrations. Thus, the car sale is not increased in the last ten years. In 2009, the manufacturer had sold 3.8 million Cars.

Even to the market leader VW, the share of sold SUVs has risen sharply. In Europe he was in 2014, with 12 per cent and has triple since about tripled. By 2025, VW wants to reach a SUV share of 49 percent. This year, the first electric SUV from VW is to run from the Band. "In 2020, the model will come to market," said a VW spokesman of the taz. The Wolfsburg-based group intends to sell within seven years, 2 million of them. The price is still unknown.

With the vehicle, the wolf aims Burger group on climate-conscious customers in a booming but controversial market. The SUV, referred to sporty all-terrain vehicle to be criticised by environmentalists, because they consume much more Fuel and space than conventional cars. For the automaker, the vehicles are attractive because higher gains are achieved.

by 2025 plans to produce the car maker in the world 30 SUV models. In addition to the new E-car ID.CROZZ for Europe to get 2020 on the market, is produced from 2021, a further E-SUV for the Chinese market. In China 2025 to be approximately 56 percent of the sold VW SUVs, in North America, even 69 percent.

The SUV-Offensive was announced, the group already in 2015, 2018, the Management had announced the conversion of the complete production on E-mobility in the 2040er years. With the sale of the vehicles, "we earn the necessary money to be able to our electric offensive Finance," said VW CEO Herbert This.

In the coming years, wants to put the company 33 billion euros into E-mobility. In Zwickau VW plant to be built since November E-cars in addition to conventional vehicles. In a few years, the only electric car to run from the Band. However, the group plans in Turkey, the construction of a factory that manufactures cars with conventional engines.

Due to the profits of the SUV market is highly competitive, and conventional, as in the electric version. The Chinese manufacturer Byton has 70,000 pre-orders for its E-SUV, which will be starting in 2021 in Europe. Also, Tesla is said to have for its new model Cypertruck more than 140,000 pre-orders.

Updated Date: 07 January 2020, 10:00

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