The test runs of the "People's Car" are complete and Ferdinand Porsche claims, with a degree of pride in his concluding report, "The design principle has so far proved to be practicable. The experimental cars generally completed their test programme satisfactorily. Certain faults developed and a number of short-comings were identified, but none of them are of a fundamental nature and can probably be rectified without undue technical difficulty." The positive results from this initial endurance test signal the starting point for the Volkswagen as we know it today. The German Automobile Industry Federation invests a further Reichmarks for development of a new batch of 30 prototypes. Most of the expenditure for the prototypes to date had been funded by the Daimler-Benz AG company.