New details and photos of the VW Golf 9 have emerged. VW Golf 9 will have new technologies and a new design language. VW has to rely on e-cars because of the extremely strict CO2 limits. The Golf 8 could therefore remain without a successor. A survey shows: Customers can imagine that.
VW had built more than 35 million Golfs by the end of 2019, 5.7 million of Generation VII alone. In seven years of construction. The e-Golf only produced 100,000 units in 5 years of construction. VW wants to produce that many ID.3s in 2020.
Above all, however, VW will have to sell a large number of e-cars in the future. Because of the quota – in China, where the Golf as a hatchback model never played a role. And because of the CO2 limits in the EU. VW will probably have to achieve a weight-related fleet consumption value of around 97 grams per kilometer in 2020.
For every gram above that, 95 euros are due – multiplied by the total number of units sold in the EU (around four million at VW). Exceeding one gram means a fine of around 400 million euros.
Is the VW Golf 9 no longer coming?
Because VW is now basically using the new modular electrical construction kit ( MEB), while the Golf 8 is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB), there is no e-Golf 8 and the series faces a difficult future in terms of CO2 technology.
Especially as far as the successor is concerned, which would have to debut in 2027 after common generation cycles. And that’s where Michael Jost, Head of Strategy at the Volkswagen Group, comes in. Already at the end of 2018, he converted VW’s commitment to the Paris Climate Protocol of 2015 (CO2 neutrality for 2050) to the model future: The goals of the Paris Climate Agreement could only be achieved if there were no more cars with internal combustion engines on the roads in 2050 moves. VW, therefore, expects to sell the last combustion engines around 2040.
“In 2026, the last platform that has non-CO2-neutral potential, that can generate non-CO2-neutral vehicles, so that the average CO2 emissions of the series are below the 60 grams set for 2030. If e-cars are much cheaper to produce by then, which must be the aim of the manufacturer, it could be unprofitable to keep a PHEV series alive for then perhaps no longer such high quantities.
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So that the average CO2 emissions of the series are below the 60 grams set for 2030. If e-cars are much cheaper to produce by then, which must be the aim of the manufacturer, it could be unprofitable to keep a PHEV series alive for then perhaps no longer such high quantities.