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Small electric cars may be unaffordable for some


  • Auto
  • Monday, 21 Jan 2019

"We have the clear goal of making electromobility accessible to a broad section of the population, that is to make it affordable," VW chairman Hans-Dieter Poetsch(pic) said,

"We have the clear goal of making electromobility accessible to a broad section of the population, that is to make it affordable," VW chairman Hans-Dieter Poetsch(pic) said,

BERLIN: The move to electric vehicles will make cars significantly more expensive, meaning they may become unaffordable for people on low incomes in the future, the chairman of Volkswagen said in an interview published on Sunday.

The German carmaker is still reeling from a 2015 scandal over cheating on emissions tests and needs to ramp up production of electric vehicles to meet toughened European emmissions-cutting targets.

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