Companies were forced to use electricians, but they cannot make money on them • ELECTRIC CARS –

In line with the principle that a drop carries through the rock, the president of the Stellantis concern regularly complains about the plight of traditional car manufacturers. Now, he said, companies have been forced to electrify, and this is causing a dramatic increase in car manufacturing costs. Producers don’t know how to make money from them.

Tavares: We were forced to have electricians

In a comment to Reuters, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares stated that “it was decided to impose electrification on the automotive industry“. And so he continued:

This electrification increases costs by an additional 50 percent compared to cars [o napędzie] conventional. [Tymczasem] it is not possible to pass the 50 percent extra cost on to the car buyer as most of the middle class will not be able to pay [takiej ceny].

The level of burden of additional costs is to be beyond the limits of car manufacturers. As a result, companies in the industry can either sell fewer cars so as not to exceed the previously set budgets, or lower the margin to find money for battery and drive units as well as research and development. But the latter should take place at their own pace, attempts to accelerate the work on new technologies will have the opposite effect to the intended.

According to the CEO of Stellantis, the pressure on enterprises may not only reduce the quality of cars, but also threaten jobs. Therefore, governments should focus on investing in charging infrastructure and clean up the energy sector to look for additional savings on carbon dioxide emissions there.

Carlos Tavares, President of Stellantis, during EV Day 2021 (c) Stellantis

Note from the editorial office of the petrol Peugeot 208 in the basic Like version starts in Poland from PLN 61,300, in the Active edition – from PLN 63,700. Electric Peugeot e-208 Active costs from PLN 125,900. So it appears that the former PSA Group had no problem shifting the additional 50 percent of the costs onto the audience. Well, the additional costs were almost doubled, the price of an electrician is 98 percent higher than that of the petrol version. And it could start from PLN 95 600 …

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