In Italy there is a strong auto industry, in addition to Fiat, the brands Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati are at home. Accordingly, after the severe economic consequences of the pandemic, the budget law provides for high subsidies for the purchase of new vehicles in 2021. A total of 250 million euros are earmarked for incentives to buy vehicles with gasoline and diesel engines and 120 million euros for electric cars.
Switzerland is not a member of the EU and is pursuing its own national path in promoting the electric car. While high state premiums in Norway and Germany in particular provide an incentive to buy, in Switzerland a division into national and cantonal support measures ensures regional peculiarities. We take a look at electric car subsidies and the most popular electric cars.
After many months until the software operating system for the ID.3 was finally released, the electrified successor to the Golf is already part of everyday street life in 2021. In our long-distance test, it sets a few standards by which the competition in the compact class can orient itself. A look at the references for ID.3.
The sting of the fading diesel scandal seems to be driving the motivation for new, ambitious, climate-friendly projects at Volkswagen. Under the slogan 'Way to Zero', VW has visualized its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. At least on the balance sheet, Volkswagen wants to be climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest. The goal that was already propagated in 2018 of reducing CO2030 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 2% by 30 has now been recalibrated and set at 40%. The enormous demand for the ID family can arguably be seen as the main cause of these improvements. Quo vadis Volkswagen?