According to car expert ferdinand dudenhoffer, the increasing number of particularly heavy and coarse cars could lead to acceptance problems for manufacturers.
Especially in the cities, many people felt threatened, and the particularly rough models led to discussions with bicyclists, parents and other burghers. According to an analysis of registration figures, 227 vehicles were registered last year.000 passenger cars with an empty weight above 2000 kilograms were registered, as the head of the private CAR institute reported. Nearly half of them are suvs like the BMW X7, landrover, mercedes GLS or audi Q8.
Dudenhoffer referred to france, where an extra vehicle tax is planned for particularly heavy cars weighing more than 1800 kilograms. Manufacturers in germany and other countries face a similar threat if they do not change their ways. The emeritus professor also recommended that manufacturers refrain from using them in view of the threat of CO2 fines and damage to their image. "When in markets like the USA or china the big ships are booming and bringing in glittering profits, one should not lightly bring these vehicles into the narrow european cities. Premium buyers will find it difficult to buy branded products that are associated with social acceptance problems."