Incentives for eco-friendly vehicles also planned.

"Volkswagen is promoting the renewal of the vehicle fleet in Germany through the technological changeover to the latest Euro 6 technology and especially to e-mobility." That’s what Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management at the German brand, announced as the automaker is launching a new campaign to help customers move to a newer and more eco-friendly vehicles.

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In addition to its commitment to reduce NOx levels of Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel models by up to 25 percent thanks to a software update, Volkswagen will also offer an incentive of up to €10,000 (about $11,730) for the purchase of a new Euro 6 vehicle. In order to receive this compensation, customers will have to scrap an old Euro 1 to Euro 4 diesel car.

The lowest incentive will be available for the Up!, while customers looking for a new Touareg will benefit from the maximum amount of €10,000 ($11,730) in Germany. Additionally, customers purchasing a vehicle with “an especially environmental compatible alternative powertrain,” electric, hybrid or natural gas, they will benefit from further incentives of up to €2,380 ($2,795).

Applications for the newly announced incentives, which can be made with an immediate effect, will be available only for a limited period of six months.

"Volkswagen is convinced that clean, efficient diesel engines with highly advanced exhaust gas treatment systems are an indispensable powertrain technology for reaching carbon dioxide emission targets," Stackmann added.

Other Volkswagen Group brands are also giving extra incentives for replacing an old diesel car with a newer model. Audi will be giving up to €10,000 ($11,730), while Porsche is providing a €5,000-reduction ($5,870) from the prices of its four-door cars. Skoda is offering its customers as much as €5,000 ($5,870), while SEAT will be happy to give you back up to €8,000 ($9,390).

Check out the press release section below for more details.

Source: Volkswagen via Automotive News

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Volkswagen launches environmental and future program

  • Environmental incentive for German customers of up to €10,000 on purchasing a Volkswagen, compatible to Euro 6 standard
  • Volkswagen prepares for electric offensive: Additional support for technological changeover to e-mobility in the form of the Volkswagen future incentive of up to €2,380
  • Member of the board for sales and marketing, Stackmann: "Volkswagen is promoting the renewal of the vehicle fleet in Germany through the technological changeover to the latest Euro 6 technology and especially to e-mobility." 

The Volkswagen brand today has launched an environmental program. It will make a marked contribution to the improvement of air quality in cities. In addition, Volkswagen is supporting the technological changeover to e-mobility and is shouldering its share in the responsibility for climate-compatible, health-compatible mobility on Germany's roads. Within the framework of this environmental program, Volkswagen will significantly reduce the nitrogen oxide emissions of more recent diesel vehicles (Euro 5 and 6 standards) by software update.
Furthermore, Volkswagen is offering an incentive of up to €10,000 for the purchase of modern, environmentally compatible vehicles
– if an older diesel vehicle (Euro 1 to Euro 4 standards) is scrapped at the same time. In addition, Volkswagen is offering a future incentive to customers purchasing an electric vehicle.
 

"Volkswagen is convinced that clean, efficient diesel engines with highly advanced exhaust gas treatment systems are an indispensable powertrain technology for reaching carbon dioxide emission targets," said Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for sales and marketing. "At the same time, we want to forge ahead with the changeover to e-mobility."

On the basis of the latest technical knowledge available, the nitrogen oxide emissions of vehicles to emission standards Euro 5 and Euro 6 can be reduced by an average of 25 to 30 percent by updating the engine control system. Of course, this measure is free of charge to the owner.

If a customer purchases a new Volkswagen at the same time as scrapping an old diesel vehicle of any brand to exhaust emissions standard Euro 4 or older, Volkswagen is offering an incentive of up to €10,000, depending on the model purchased.

Model

Environmental incentive, gross

up!

€2,000

Polo

€3,000

Golf, Golf Sportsvan, Golf Estate, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, Beetle Cabrio

€5,000

Touran

€6,000

Passat Sedan/Estate, Arteon, Sharan

€8,000

Touareg

€10,000

 

In addition, Volkswagen is offering a future incentive of between €1,000 and €2,380 to customers purchasing a vehicle with an especially environmental compatible alternative powertrain (electric, hybrid or natural gas).

 

Powertrain type

Environmental incentive, gross

Natural gas

€1,000

Hybrid

€1,785

Electric

€2,380

 

These incentives are available independently from the state purchasing incentive for electric vehicles introduced in July 2016, which customers can claim in addition.

The Volkswagen environmental and future incentives are available for a limited time up to December 31, 2017. Applications for the incentives can be made with immediate effect to Volkswagen dealers in Germany.

Thomas Zahn, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany: "Volkswagen is giving a clear signal for the renewal of the vehicle fleet in Germany. With our environmental incentive, we are actively promoting the changeover to highly advanced gasoline and diesel engines to the Euro 6 emissions standard. Customers purchasing a new Golf receive an environmental incentive of €5,000. That corresponds to the scrappage incentive paid in 2009, without the state subsidy. If you opt for an e-Golf1, you will receive an additional future incentive of €2,380. This means that we are doubling the manufacturer's share of the existing state environmental incentive program, from which customers will receive a further amount of €4,380. The total support available to customers is therefore €11,760."

With the e-Golf and the e-up2, Volkswagen offers fully electric vehicles, in addition to Passat GTE3 and Golf GTE4 hybrid models. Within the framework of the Strategy 2025, the brand is working on a comprehensive electric offensive. For this purpose, an independent electric vehicle architecture, the modular electric drive kit (MEB), was developed. On this basis, an innovative range of fundamentally newly developed electric vehicles is being created. The Volkswagen brand targets sales of 100,000 electric vehicles in 2020 and one million electric vehicles in 2025.