Volkswagen and Audi will offer up to 10,000 euros to help its customers to retire their old diesel vehicle. If the change is for the purchase of an electric vehicle, the aid is increased in 2.380 euros more.
The company announced this campaign in aid on Tuesday 8 August. Of time will be only applicable in Germany until the end of this year, but it is hoped that it can be expanded to other markets in which the Group operates.
Is the result of the agreement of the company with the German administration whose aim is to combat the pollution generated by diesel-powered vehicles. With this initiative Volkswagen wants to promote the shift towards electric vehicles.
In its press release Volkswagen says that “is convinced that the diesel engines with modern systems of emissions reduction are an indispensable technology to achieve the objectives of emissions of CO2, although it maintains the strong support for the shift to electric cars”
This campaign is joined to the previous one, of which I had already informed that will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, of between 25 and 30% with the update of the software incorporating their vehicles powered by diesel under Euro 5 and Euro 6.
The help is a function of the car that is delivered and seeks to encourage the passage of the electric
The maximum premium by getting rid of an old vehicle with a diesel engine is up to 10,000 euros, an amount that will be effective at the time of purchase. The amount of the aid depends on the type of vehicle that will take it to the scrapyard, always and when you buy a new diesel vehicle that meets the Euro 6 legislation or one driven by alternative energies: all electric, hybrid or natural gas.
The aid increase for vehicles powered by alternative energies. Those customers that opt for an electric will receive a extra help 2,380 euros. Hybrids will receive 1.785 euros and moved by gas 1,000 euros.
The 10,000 euros are for those who dispose of a vehicle Volkswagen that meets the obsolete standards Euro 1 to Euro 4 and depends on the new diesel model that is purchased:
- up!: 2,000 euros
- Polo: 3,000 euros
- Golf, Golf Sportsvan, Golf Variant, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Beetle Cabrio: 5,000 euros
- Touran: 6,000 euros,
- Passat Lim./Variant, Arteon, Sharan: 8,000 euros
- Touareg: € 10,000
In the case of Audi aid ranging from € 3,000 to 10,000 also, depending upon the models.
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