VW wants to scrap old diesel cars for higher premiums

The car company Volkswagen not only wants to take back all the diesel vehicles of its brands VW, Seat, Škoda and Audi with the emission standards from 1 to 4 against the payment of a premium, but also recover it and then withdraw it completely from the market. Report to the German press agency and to the imageGiornale, citing a decision of the group's board of directors. The goal is therefore to prevent the imminent driving ban.

Owners of cars who opt for this exchange, therefore, receive a prize, which should be staggered depending on the model. According to media reports, it ranges from 1,500 euros to a maximum of 10,000 euros. This sum is destined to receive above all the car owners who drive the particularly large models of the VW group.

So imageIn addition to these exchange premiums, there should be a special program for diesel cars in the 4 and 5 emission standards in 14 cities with particularly polluted air. This therefore means a cheaper financing. According to the newspaper, VW also provides a guarantee from Germany, which is valid for three years from the date of purchase.

Volkswagen initially did not want to speak officially. However, a spokesman told the German news agency, the company will be this Thursday to share more details of the diesel exchange program.

Dispute for billions of fines

Previously it was learned that Volkswagen wants to offer more than one million diesel owners from November 1 to the exchange of prizes. The expected premiums should be on average around € 4,000 for the Euro 1 diesel emission standards at Euro 4 and 5,000 Euro for Euro 5 diesel.

The grand coalition is currently discussing possible billions of fines for car manufacturers. The background of this is the manufacturers' refusal to completely cover the costs for any technical retrofits of old diesel cars. In addition to incentives for the purchase of cleaner cars, this is a key element of a package of measures agreed by the Union and the SPD in the fight against driving bans.

The future of the automobile industry is on this Thursday with two dates a problem: how do you meet the automotive industry in Nürtingen; In addition to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, his Škoda counterpart, Bernhard Maier, as well as the president of the German Automobile Industry Association (VDA), Bernhard Mattes, are also invited. In addition, the federal state transport ministers begin their two-day program
Autumn conference attended by Federal Minister for Transport Andreas Scheuer (CSU)
He will participate.

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