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Zero is anyway an Illusion

It is a remarkable in the so-called "City Cube" at the Berlin fair: The shareholders of Volkswagen come together this Tuesday to discuss the plans of the largest industrial group in Europe: VW, a few years ago, the largest Diesel-sinners, will be under the leadership of CEO Herbert Diess, the most important electric car company in the world.

Not a bad approach, Wolfgang Lohbeck, Born in 1944, one of the most distinguished experts on Mobility in Germany. For many years he worked for Greenpeace, managed traffic campaigns, developed fuel-efficient cars and a solar fridge. An Eco-friendly person, so – but the total enthusiasm for E-cars driving by the way a very old petrol car won't share it, yet.

Mr. Lohbeck, is the shareholder of Volkswagen today, actually, a gathering of tree-huggers? Group chief Herbert Diess proclaims, Yes, that he had much understanding for the current climate protests of many young people.
After all, Mr detects This, the spirit of the times, this is the first Positive of Volkswagen for a Long time. Given all the problems he has to deal with in the organization that can give him laurels only once the advance payment.

With the problems you think about the diesel scandal.
This is the other side, one must not forget, if VW is now green: solutions in Europe for dupes driver to be deported, all the time, there are only individual decisions and nontransparent comparisons.

How credible is it that when managers speak of sustainability and environmental protection?
I am become skeptical. I've never experienced it, that Auto Manager have taken insight in the ecological necessities. They responded to the pressure "from the street", so to the Public, and – as far as is inevitable – on the the laws. Now about it comes to achieve the 95-gram mark for CO2 and the unwholesome fashion of the heavy Pseudo-SUV. But I can understand: your business and your task is the construction and sale of cars within the applicable rules. Compliance costs money, and many see as a weakening in the competition.

And Tesla? The are very close to the spirit of the times and sell as pioneers in the history of the CO2-free mobility.
What makes this company, is the dumbest and most obscene variant of the electro-mobility. To move a Three-ton truck, with extreme acceleration values, which can be ecological and not social. This is a waste of energy, waste of resources, this is a waste of space, and that is antisocial. And it is not, by no means, any electric car is good, and ecologically.

So, electric mobility is not a blessing charm for the individual mobility? Just has stated Daimler to produce from the year 2039, no gas motors.
the question of The drive is incorrect, even if Volkswagen, Daimler, and the company use so much energy. This focus does not bring us any further, on the contrary, it distracts from the actual problems.

How, please? Among other things, Greenpeace, the Association, therefore, calls for the total conversion by 2025.
The Exclusivity to rely solely on E-mobility, I think, is quite wrong, not so much because of the Jobs, they just hang up. The Urproblem is the weight, the mass, must come down, because high weight takes a lot of energy, no matter what. And green power is neither "clean" nor in vain, he is even more precious. Therefore, it is not good, if the VW with the new model, "ID" electrified the top weight class, as the other manufacturers make, but in the mass segment of lighter vehicles.

image: VW puts the ID3 before

And where is the Problem?
The Golf-class is still too heavy. And to some extent to a climate-friendly way, you could also choose a conventional vehicle: According to the prior art, for example, by means of lightweight and high charge, today, small, lightweight cars with real-1.5 liters of gasoline or Diesel to move through the city, that would correspond to 30 to 40 grams of CO2 and hardly any bad air. In addition, it would be much faster than Waiting for the electric mobility.

but it is not zero.
"Null" is anyway an Illusion, even E-cars have emissions of a significant CO2 -, if you look at the electricity Mix used in production and operation. The by means of glow immediately possible 30 to 40 grams, however, are really little, and it would be very, very fast on the CO2 emissions of the Car fleet is far less than 50 grams. Therefore, the undifferentiated demand for "zero-petrol, zero Diesel is" really stupid. This requirement can by the way also from the point of view that we make us of resources to which only a very few countries, especially China, have access to.

But the state wants to subsidize the transition to E-mobility, the corresponding car.
And he should leave it for the above reasons, remain – or very restrictive limit on small vehicles, such as Volkswagen recently proposed in a thesis paper, which was then attacked promptly, in particular by the manufacturers of large cars.

your plea for small car fails to recognize, however, that the customer's request, however, after ever bigger cars: In so-called SUVs of sitting in a higher, safer, and more convenient, and the advertising is exactly that: a door – and foreclosed to cross from all the others wherever you want.
It is a circle that closes in Marketing tactics, on the one hand and the aroused needs of the consumer, on the other hand, that's true. But since it is not really about security, on the contrary. It goes alone to the safety of the SUV - owner, this is very selfish, alone by the driver. Security must be guaranteed for all traffic participants, not only for the driver of the car. Let me give you a provocative example: For a child who has an accident, it is very much less bad, if it is hit by a Fiat-500-diesel, as a Two and a half-ton-SUV: The acceleration and the forces are in the Latter disastrous and extremely dangerous. Therefore, these vehicles should be banned in the city, either in whole or with a special speed limit assigned, whether Diesel, petrol or electric. In case of doubt, the electric SUV is due to the stronger acceleration even more dangerous.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.05.2019, 12:54 PM

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