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Buy a new car with a combustion engine?

Haha, you might be thinking, knowing this channel, you already know where this is going, especially when you look at the picture above. Is the situation so explosive or is it not? Maybe you're interested in the arguments other than those related to the climate crisis.

And what if there was no clear decision-making option at all? Well, let's see. Important: This is about the possible purchase of a new car. Evaluating the purchase of a used vehicle with any degree of objectivity is far too complicated and does not fit into the scheme of this chapter.

We had already pointed out that buying an electric car could be worthwhile at the moment with the appropriate certificate for the battery, but as I said, that's not what we're talking about here. It's about new cars with combustion engines with and without electric drives as well as purely new electric cars.

What is tempting in this context is that the price difference in favor of pure combustion engines has currently become smaller and some of them seem to be quite cheap. If you consider that a comparatively large VW Passat is available for €40,000.

This is the rather smaller class of electric cars. However, if you want to travel fully electrically in everyday life and have a somewhat distant workplace without charging options, you will pay around €60,000 for almost the same car as a plug-in hybrid.

OK, then around 100 km are possible purely electrically, but the question remains whether you always want to carry a complete combustion engine drive with you for the life of your car when driving electrically. What if the additional batteries required for a purely electric drive were just a little heavier and therefore more useful?

Aha, that's what we were going for, right? Yes, but just think about what would happen with a new combustion engine, which would generally last for 6 to 10 years (shorter holding periods are difficult to calculate). By the way, the latter is the current average age in Germany.

For example, there has already been a major cutback in gas stations. This was caused by the crude oil price crisis in the 1970s. Suddenly various gas stations were no longer there, not particularly tragic in the city, but certainly in the country. Suddenly driving bans threaten again. Can these also apply to electric cars?

It is also striking how many catastrophic and therefore expensive mistakes there are from branded workshops, as soon as the vehicle in question falls through the cracks of their observations, e.g. it simply no longer occurs as often. They will stick to the comparatively more pleasant way of maintaining an electric car and will no longer want to be without it.

Yes, the smaller non-brand workshops are booming at the moment, but not only according to the Gaussian distribution, there is also a downturn after every upswing. What (re-)production is Bosch currently discontinuing when it is laying off most of its employees in Germany?

You would be right in the thesis that the EU has not banned combustion engines at all for 2035, but has only reduced emissions for such vehicles to almost zero. But which manufacturer will then want to put a lot of effort into trimming these to meet Euro 7? Often enough there is only one petrol engine available anyway.

Look at the panic among Fisker owners because service and spare parts sales are probably no longer available. You can twist and turn it however you want, you are investing in a shrinking segment, even if you say you don't care what you get for your combustion engine after 10 years.

Cars that need to be warmed up first so that they can be sensible and somewhat environmentally friendly. For example, the electric car is much more suitable for short journeys. And once the combustion engine really works like an electric car, for example with a CVT transmission, shift jerks are artificially implanted into it so that combustion engine drivers don't have to re-align.

New news every day about e-fuels, unfortunately also for cars, a plea for more 'openness to technology'. Do you really want to be one of the yesterdays for a long time? Leave the expensive e-fuels to the owners of classic cars. They really can’t do anything else.

If the somewhat more autonomous driving really comes along, do you think people will bother to implement it in combustion engines? There can also be more useful features. You can set the clock accordingly to it, most of the further technical progress will then pass you by.

After all, you were always careful not to buy the discontinued model.

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