Volkswagen Supervisory Board chief Hans Dieter Pötsch expects due to the shift to electric cars with fast-rising prices for small cars. “Today’s price level cannot be sustained if these cars are equipped with electric motors,” he said of the “Welt am Sonntag”. “Therefore, it is the small car Segment come increases will inevitably lead to significant price.”

The first as a pure electric Car designed by VW, the model I. D., will be from 30,000 euros, said Pötsch. The customer would have to accept but some smears. The range of many electric car is currently only between 300 and 400 kilometers – much less than with petrol or diesel engines.

last week had already warned VW sales chief Christian Dahlheim before the increase in car prices due to stricter limits for CO2 emissions. He spoke of increases in material costs in the order of an average of up to 3,000 euros per vehicle. This should then also affect the prices in the car trade.