. In the 2019 financial year,
“As a pioneer for sustainable mobility
“In 2019 we achieved new record values in terms of sales revenue and profits before special items. The increase in profits is due particularly to the strong increase in volumes as well as the positive development of our other business fields and divisions. At the same time, higher fixed costs, caused by our growth, significant investments in electrification and digitalisation, and currency effects had a negative impact on the result,” says Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the
The diesel issue resulted in special items amounting to €0.5 billion in the second quarter of 2019. The operating result of
Strongest growth in Germany and Europe
Electromobility is a job creator at
By 2024, the sports car manufacturer will invest around €10 billion in the hybridisation, electrification and digitalisation of its cars, and is consistently enhancing its offering in the area of electromobility: the next model to be launched will be the first
“We had already received around 30,000 serious purchase enquiries for the
“Over the coming months we are facing an economically and politically challenging environment, not least in light of the uncertainty relating to the coronavirus,” says CFO Meschke. Despite very high investment in the electrification of the product range, digitalisation, and the expansion and renewal of company sites, the company aims to continue to meet its high earnings target, adds Meschke. “With measures that will boost efficiency and by developing new, profitable business fields, we aim to continue to achieve our strategic goal of a return on sales of 15 percent,” emphasises Meschke.
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* The published consumption (l/100km and Wh/km), emissions (g/km) and kilometre (km) range figures (excluding any
The specified charging outputs and times (hour/minutes) are dependent on various factors: in general, the charging output and time can vary due to physical and chemical limits, depending on factors such as the available output of the country-specific energy infrastructure, the customer's own domestic installation, the temperature, interior pre-conditioning and charging status, as well as the age of the battery. Charging times may therefore be significantly higher than those specified. To achieve the optimum value of the specified DC charging time (DC = direct current) for a charge status increase from 5 to 80%, a CCS (combined charging system) fast-charging pedestal with > 270kW and > 850V is required, as well as a battery temperature of 30°–35°C. The charging status when commencing charging must not exceed 5%. For physical and chemical reasons, the charging speed decreases as the battery approaches its full capacity. Therefore, it usually makes sense to use fast DC charging to charge the battery up to 80% or up to the required range. The predominant use of CCS fast charging pedestals leads to a long-term increase in charging times. For regular fast DC charging, we recommend a maximum charging output of 50kW. When charging in a domestic environment, AC charging (AC = alternating current) is recommended. Using an (AC) industrial electrical outlet will result in improved efficiency and a much shorter charging time compared to using a household socket.
Published figures should only be used for the purpose of comparison between vehicles. Please contact an Official