Buyer’s premium contributes to VW delivery record in January 2018
The buyer’s premium for the purchase of a new car in exchange for an old diesel has contributed to a 12.3 percent year-on-year increase of delivered Volkswagen (VW) vehicles in January 2018, the company announced in a press release. January saw a global delivery record for the Volkswagen brand. The buyer’s premium was agreed at the diesel summit in August 2017, as a measure to help cut harmful emissions and prevent inner city driving bans. Since the program was launched, more than 100,000 VW vehicles have been sold with the premium, said the company.
Find the press release in English here.
For background, read the CLEW article German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.