How Audi boss Duesmann destroyed a car as a symbol of freedom

How Audi boss Duesmann destroyed a car as a symbol of freedom

Diary of Helmut Markwort

Even car dealers are surprised by the statements made by the boss of Audi Duesmann

Monday, November 7, 2022 | 06:48

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From the German economy one hears less opposition to the different regulations and restrictive measures of green politicians. Some entrepreneurs are even pampered with expectant obedience.

Markus Duesmann, CEO of the car manufacturer Audi, gave an extreme example of how to deal with the situation. In an interview he defends Sunday without a car. This is bad for his company and also for the entire industry. I know car salesmen who are surprised by what their boss has said.

Although they tout the benefits of free driving to their customers, their CEO says that the government should stop the drivers.

The adjective “free” appears in the concept of car-free days, but in a deceptive sense. In fact, it means a ban, a ban on driving for millions, perhaps on Sundays or public holidays.

One can get the impression that the Audi boss knows little about the thoughts of his customers.

With your car you are independent

They buy a car as a symbol of freedom. Many have saved or taken out hard financing so that they can travel from A to B at their own discretion and at a time of their choosing.

You want to be free from public transport schedules and delays. In their own car, no one is forced to wear a mask like they do on long train journeys.

Drivers don’t want to be told whether to go to the gym on the weekend or take their kids there.

They do not want to be prevented from visiting their parents on Sundays.

The boss of Audi dreams of cycling on the Autobahn

They do not want to stop planning their free time to the boss for Audi, when he dreams, he can ride his racing bike on closed highways. There are enough free lanes for cyclists.

He does not need to worry about drivers. They are adults and responsible citizens.

They can decide for themselves how they will use their energy and they can responsibly decide which trips they want to skip on which days.

Without any ban.


Robert Habeck is the first German Minister of Economy under whom the German economy is losing its importance. He watches as our site becomes less competitive every day. Companies go bankrupt or go abroad.

The figures on which the expedition is based must be known by the Federal Ministry of Economy. Of all the major countries in the world, Germany has one of the highest electricity prices.

According to World Petrol Prices, a kilowatt hour cost us 31.8 cents at the end of 2021. By comparison: consumers in the UK had to pay 24.17 euro cents. In France cost only 18.5 per hour. Differences outside of Europe were even greater.

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In the USA, users can count for 12.69 euro cents, in China for only 7.31 euros. No one should be surprised when expensive German companies face this temptation. The German government has to take care. 40 percent of our record price comes from taxes and duties.

The founding editor-in-chief of FOCUS Helmut Markwort has been a member of the FDP in the Bavarian state parliament since 2018.

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