For Indian cars are also small dream

Outside, proclaim posters from the dawn of the electric age, and on the inside, especially the battery-cars are turning next to each lot of new SUV's in the sp

For Indian cars are also small dream

Outside, proclaim posters from the dawn of the electric age, and on the inside, especially the battery-cars are turning next to each lot of new SUV's in the spotlight. At first glance, the motor show in Delhi auto show like any other. There will be no luxury brand, is found, except for Mercedes-Benz in the half-dozen halls; motors with more than four cylinders are the absolute exception, and even a small car such as the tiny sedan Hyundai Aura or the jacked-up Renault Kwid in the Format of the European Twingo great to come out here.

as Long as one moves on by a huge elephant figure towered over the Fairgrounds, fits the image of the PS-Show very well into the global. But already on the way to the Parking lot ends, there are increasing between the battered compact car, rickety three-wheelers, and stinking scooters the doubt. And after a few kilometers on the bumpy asphalt slopes into the country, one recognizes that the fair is a world, which has little to do with reality. For the car world, India is a developing country and, accordingly, backward, and above all, there are gaps in the fleet.

Although the market volume is about 3.4 million new registrations in the past year, more than ten times as large as in Switzerland. But the Indians very soon, 1.5 billion people and are away from the mass mobilization is still far. The duration of a traffic jam in Delhi or Mumbai may not be fooled therefore over how little cars there are in this huge country actually: "In Switzerland to 2019 came on 1000 inhabitants 551 PW, and in the global average, there are at least 155, but in India, there are just 25," says Jan Burgard from the strategy advisors Berylls in Munich.

a car for 3500 francs in a luxury

it is No wonder that the international manufacturers are hoping for years of the great awakening, and in Position – in this year, this is mainly the VW group, the come up with a billion program, under the leadership Skodas to 5 percent of the market share and the weakening growth in China wants to compensate for that. The wolf Burger is set according to Skoda chief Bernhard Maier is on a model offensive that will begin with a SUV per brand.

described as studies, turn in Delhi therefore, in the case of Skoda, the Vision, and in the case of VW Taigun in the spotlight. Both are around 4.2 meters long and will be produced locally with a slimmed-down group technology. And while the wolf Burger swarming everywhere else on the world of their electric models, set here to a conventional burner. "Among the alternative drive systems India is lagging at least ten years," admits VW sales chief Jürgen stackmann.

So far removed from reality that it will probably never go in the series: The local brand Mahindra presents the electric-convertible Funster with 312 horsepower and Gullwing doors. Photo: Keystone

Where the 1.5-Liter with 150 HP in the Skoda, and the three-cylinder 1.0-Liter displacement and 115 HP in the VW fit so well to India, is numbers the Format for a large piece too large. Although shorter than a VW Golf, counting the two SUV's in India already to the middle class, while the music in the League including playing. "Cars under four metres have a significant tax advantage," provides VW-Governor Gurpratap Boparai one of the reasons for the large number of small cars.

more Important, however, is still low income is not earned In a country in which an industrial worker converted to often more than 80 to 100 francs a month, a small car for 3500 francs a luxury item. So it's no wonder that approximately two-thirds of the cars in India are sold according to Boparai in the price range between 6500 and 13 000 Swiss francs.

Tuk-Tuk Taxis with 10 pass

to operate Whilst driving in Switzerland in a VW Up or Hyundai i10 at the lower end of the price scale, and no adult volunteer on long distances in the rear seat of Smart Forfour squeeze, are tiny machines like the Suzuki Alto or the Renault Kwid for Indians are already a big progress. At the latest, in a journey about the country you will also understand why you see plenty of families of five on a motor scooter on the road. And in the ubiquitous Tuk-Tuk Taxis are also eight or ten passengers squeeze at peak times.

much larger than in the case of the vehicle segments, the discrepancy between desire and reality is on show in Delhi in the field of electric mobility. Because, in the halls it seems so, as the spark could skip in India, and the huge country could make the mass mobilisation reasonably compatible with the environment. Not for nothing, the government in Delhi by 2030, the Park of the people went to 30 percent on battery cars have changed. And who enters in the morning in front of the Hotel and in the thick haze to breath, has no doubts about the importance of such plans.

there are a Total of 2600 charging stations

However, in the Smogglocke over Delhi and in the ubiquitous kitchen fire-powered fog in the country is to feel an awakening in the electric mobility nothing: Even a Rolls-Royce or Bentley, you see more often than Tesla and the launch of the first even semi-affordable electric cars of local brands, such as Mahindra, Tata, or Maruti, it was announced at the motor show only just, and from an infrastructure still can be no question: The four charging stations at the Connaugh-Square, the business centre in the heart of the capital, for the car-guests at the fair, a kind of tourist attraction. And on the Land, it looks even worse: On a surface that is more than 70 times as large as Switzerland, is the speech of 2600 charging stations. And also the be expected until the end of the year.

"The Indians simply have other Concerns," according to automotive scientists Ferdinand Dudenhöffer of the University of Duisburg-Essen with a view to the often catastrophic supply situation of the population: Many Indians care more about running water or electricity in the own four walls as an environmentally friendly energy for their mobility.

Created: 10.02.2020, 15:14 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 11:03

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