The trend towards e-mobility is partly a sham. Even if statistics keep claiming that “E” is booming, that's only superficially. Because many statistics include plug-in hybrids, which are usually powered by a combustion engine in everyday life. The trend would long be over without governmental, better still, stately funding. Because technology openness is required, ARAL is working intensively on both the expansion of e-charging stations and e-fuels for combustion engines.
The Nuremberg market research institute has now produced a rather bizarre market research result puls before. The market researchers wanted to know what driving fun is like with combustion and battery-powered cars, but the researchers didn't have to ask to come to the conclusion that e-cars are also fun to drive. 29 percent see more driving fun in e-cars, 31 percent in combustion engines. That is why it is time to emphasize driving fun with electric cars more in advertising and to give users of electric cars a chance to have their say, ”recommends puls Managing Director Dr. Konrad Weßner.
Battery cars are not lacking in driving fun
The fact that electric cars get off to a flying start because the torque of the electric motor is available immediately is now basic knowledge even among automotive laypeople. But car buyers are definitely not hesitant about battery cars because they fear a lack of driving pleasure, but above all because they fear they will end up lying somewhere without a charging station. A lack of driving fun in a battery car is certainly not what still makes many hesitate.
"Many of our customers," says a BMW salesman in Stuttgart, "ask when synthetic fuels can be expected and whether they can then continue to drive their BMW internal combustion engine." In fact, there is also hope for a long future with internal combustion engines CO2-free fuels. But until that happens, it will take a few more years.
E-fuels are particularly useful in air traffic
We asked ARAL how things are going with the development of e-fuels. “The future of mobility will not come from Technology determines, but in our opinion will be made up of different drive units. We are currently assuming that e-fuels will prevail, especially in air traffic, as this form of mobility cannot simply be decarbonised by electric or hydrogen drives. "
And ARAL continues: “With the ramp-up of e-mobility in the passenger car sector, the sales figures for vehicles with internal combustion engines will decrease in Europe. The climate legislation in Germany will counteract this development by gradually increasing the CO2Price and the associated increase in the price of fossil fuels in the coming years. Regardless of the ramp-up of e-mobility, we assume that around 2030 million vehicles in Germany will still be powered by an internal combustion engine in 30. “However, ARAL is also working on the expansion of electric charging stations, because the company is developing a technology-free automobile calculates, which, in addition to battery cars, also considers e-fuel burners to be sensible.