Farewell, DVS: Script Transition of automakers for electric drive


More and more car manufacturers call specific dates of farewell with an internal combustion engine. When exactly the brands want to give up the use of DVS on cars produced by them? And what in their obligations do they indicate the notorious «small font»? And how will all this affect the market after-sales service? Read in our review.

Two statements made this summer possessed a huge explosive layer: At the end of June, Audi announced a specific date of farewell to the internal combustion engine, and the title brand of the Maternal concern VW followed its example in a few days. After that, everything became clear that the era of gasoline and diesel fuel inevitably comes to an end.

In general, the market, of course, not surprise with such declarations, has already been repeatedly voiced various niche and narrowly segmented brands. But when such news come from the headquarters of the world’s largest automotive giant, they definitely produce a deep impression, without leaving doubts that the processes were irreversible, and the rate of transformation will significantly increase.

In addition, the frankness and hardness of the intentions of the participants of the VAG group leaves the slightest chance to «sit down» to other brands. Many of them are now simply forced to publicly designate specific scripts of the DVS abandonment, so that in this fierce competitive race does not lose their face.

Swan Song for DVS


A little later, director of sales

The biggest one is

According to the manufacturer, a purely electric era of Volvo will begin in 2030. W.

But the most interesting thing in all this is what kind of ambitious and probably impossible seemed to be voiced by manufacturers plans, there are already the first example of the fact that the transition from the engine to the electric drive can be successful. According to its own statements of the brand,

It is noteworthy that his Stuttgart Colleagues on the concern revealed their grand intentions only at the end of July of the current year, most likely, just under the influence of VAG revelations. Mercedes-Benz wants to completely switch to the production of battery electric cars by 2030.

Transformation, according to the leader of the concern

Small font

But what exactly is hidden behind loud messages and public farewells with an internal combustion engine? This is where you just need to read very carefully that at the end of the main relations is written in small font.

Because farewell, as surprising, is often not final or comprehensive. For example, Mercedes-Benz electrifies only a line of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. And Audi plans to continue the development and production of internal combustion engines for China and after 2026.

Volkswagen also wants to keep its activity with DVS abroad for a much longer period. All the same Zelmer clarifies that in the USA and China, the total transition to the electric drive will take place a little later. And in South America and Africa, according to the Sales Director, it will take «much more time.»

Not all manufacturers agree to say goodbye to DVS and in Europe. Even in the mill, it seemed that the Dusident movement arose in the views of the concern Vag. In particular, Porsche declares that it wants as long as possible to adhere to the concepts of an internal combustion engine, at least for a cult sports car 911. Not least because of this, the manufacturer participates in the development of the so-called synthetic fuel (E-FUEL).

Made by special synthesis technologies, it, when burning in traditional engines, highlights a significantly smaller amount of CO2 and, thus, in the long run, contributes to a radical decrease in emission-affiliated emission.

And Johann Kistler, the head of the Electromobile of the BMW IX, the openness of the technologies and the long service life of gasoline and diesel cars: «

At the largest BMW GROUP plant, producing a wide range of modifications of models of such series, as IX, 5, 7 and 8, complete with diesel and gasoline engines, hybrid power plants and completely electric, all drive variants are flexible adjacent to one assembly line. «

What is the charging infrastructure?

Albert Birmann does not want to believe only in the battery, despite the fact that, being the head of development department

For its part, the European Association of Car Manufacturers

According to the calculations of the EU Commission, for example, for further reduction in CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030, it will take about six million public charging points. «

Is it possible? This is really a matter of questions.