Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess is confident that the future belongs to electric cars. In support of his opinion, the top manager published a comparison of the concern’s electric models with gasoline and diesel.
The leaders of the automotive companies regularly declare that there is no alternative to the electrification of vehicles of the future, but they prefer not to compare their own electric cars and cars with internal combustion engines. It is all the more surprising that such a comparison was made by Herbert Diess. Interestingly, the head of the Volkswagen Group shared his thoughts on electric mobility on his Linkedin page and it seems that the publication was not coordinated with the Volkswagen PR department, as it disappeared from the page over time.
In a note by Herbert Diess, calculations were made by the Autozeitung on the example of car operation in Germany. According to this data, driving a diesel Volkswagen Tiguan costs about 30% more per kilometer than an electric ID.4. One kilometer on a diesel Audi Q5 is almost 40% more expensive than on an electric Q4 e-tron. And a ride with a Skoda Kodiaq is 50% more expensive than a Skoda Enyaq.
In particular, it was noted that Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI with a mileage of 10,000 km will require 709 euros of fuel, while ID.4 charging will cost 504 euros. For the Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI, diesel fuel will cost 876 euros versus an electricity bill of 468 euros for the Skoda Enyaq iV 80. Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro will force the owner to pay 862 euros for diesel, while a plug-in Q4 e-tron quattro will cost 525 euros .
In conclusion, Diess noted that it was time to switch to electric cars.