51.351 New applications for environmental bonus – buying premium in July 2021

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Until 31. July 2021 went to the Federal Office for Economics and Export Control (BAFA) 744.952 funding applications. Since the end of June 2021 are thus 51.351 requests added. This figure as a basis, the purchased buying premium applications for electric cars and plug-in hybrids in June a slight minus placed over the previous months. Still in December 2020 was with 58.365 applications of the previous peak has been reached since dismissal of the environmental bonus; After that, the number of quoted applications declined. In March, the second best month in terms of environmental bonus applications could be recorded. The course over the months is easily visible via the graphic inserted below.

744.952 Environmental bonus applications were placed by the end of July 2021

744.952 Environmental Bonus applications were submitted by the Federal Office for Economics and Export Control (BAFA) by the end of July 2021. The applications for vehicles with alternative drive have thus been in the seventh month of 2021 around the above-mentioned 51.351 applications increased. In detail you can see that 25.223 applications for electric cars, 26.124 applications for plug-in hybrids and four funding applications for fuel cell vehicles. In the applications for E-cars you could find a slight drop of the requested applications. In the plug-in hybrids, however, a slight increase has been detected. The number of applications for fuel cell cars has increased slightly compared to the previous month.

411.874 applications for pure e-cars, 332.873 for plug-in hybrids and 205 for fuel cell vehicles

411.874 applications for pure e-cars, 332.873 for plug-in hybrids and 205 for fuel cell vehicles – this is the balance sheet of all environmental bonus applications so far, which in total 744.952 applications for the purchase bonus for vehicles with alternative drive. Since February 2020 there is more money when an electric car under a list price of 40.000 Euro is acquired. 6.000 Euro instead of 4.000 Euro will now be reimbursed by the purchase price. At plug-in hybrids in this price range, there will be 4 in the future.500 euros instead of 3.000 EURO. For electric cars with a list price over 40.000 Euro will be the subsidy for pure E cars in the future at 5.000 Euro lie, for plug-in hybrids at 4.000 EURO.

The premium will be borne in the same parts by the federal government and the manufacturer. For hybrid vehicles, however, it should be noted if this can be loaded on the socket or not. Thus, the environmental bonus merges only for the so-called plug-in hybrid. In addition, it is now fact that the purchase bonus has been doubled for the purchase of air conditioning and environmentally friendly electric vehicles. The intended increase in electric car purchase premium up to 9.000 Euro is retroactive to 4. June, so the day of the decision, entered into force. It is important to think that only the share of the Federal Government was doubled. The manufacturers remain faithful to their environmental bonus share.

Applications for applicants in detail in July 2021

As the requested applications are distributed in detail, we learned in one of the previous sections. Interesting, however, is the fact who actually represents the applications for the environmental bonus. The application for the purchase bonus for E-cars can be provided by both private individuals, as well as companies, foundations, corporations and associations. Below we look at the detail how the applications submitted to the individual applicants. This results in the following picture.

  • Private person: 307.217
  • Freelance Personal: 2
  • Company: 392.944
  • Company with municipal participation: 3.524
  • Private company: 7
  • Club: 820
  • Registered Association, Non-Profit Investor: 2.129
  • Municipal enterprises: 1.221
  • Municipal Zweckverband: 204
  • Church, Kirchl. Establishment, recognized religious.: 1
  • Foundation: 376
  • Corporation: 5.348
  • Registered cooperatives: 1
  • Several entrepreneur: 4

The ratio of companies to individuals continues to retain a stronger expression of the benefit of companies (~ 53%). Generally, the focus on companies may be because there is a tax relief for electric service cars. Because the Federal Council has approved the promotion of electric vehicles proposed by the Federal Government in the company. The company car control was also, with effect from 31. July 2019, extended until the end of 2030 and even lowered to 0.25 percent points.

Environmental bonus ranking manufacturers and models in July 2021

Looking at the number of applications for the environmental bonus according to manufacturer results in the following picture in July 2021: Volkswagen is at the forefront with 120.715 applications, which were made for Stromer from their home. Renault (71.465 applications) remains again behind Mercedes-Benz with 77.443 applications, as well as BMW (72.004) in the fourth rank. Here is clearly the PHEV offensive of Mercedes noticeable. At BMW, the sales of the Premium-PHEV now also captures the number of applications asked.

Behind it no longer follows the Mercedes Group subsidiary Smart with 41.200 applications. But Audi (42.640) and Hyundai (41.895), which could push by Smart. Both automakers could therefore again Tesla (38.255) leave behind. Behind Tesla Kia rows with 28.860 applications as well as Skoda (23.998). The following picture is viewed on the model level:

  • Renault Zoe (58.569)
  • Tesla Model 3 (35.831)
  • Smart fortwo eq (29.218)
  • VW e-up! (27.851)
  • BMW i3 & i3s (27.475)
  • Hyundai Kona Elektro (27.132)
  • VW E-Golf (25.799)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Phev (23.265)
  • VW ID.3 (21.470)
  • VW Passat Gte (18.844)

Consider the requested applications per federal state results in the following picture:

  • Baden-Wurttemberg: 121.133
  • Bavaria: 136.747
  • Berlin: 21.246
  • Brandenburg: 15.026
  • Bremen: 3.987
  • Hamburg: 15.639
  • Hesse: 60.241
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 6.076
  • Lower Saxony: 66.907
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 186.238
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 34.972
  • Saarland: 7.924
  • Saxony: 20.622
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 9.552
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 25.934
  • Thuringia: 12.595
  • Miscellaneous (foreign countries): 113

Further information can be found directly here at the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA)

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1 thought on “51.351 New applications for environmental bonus – buying premium in July 2021”

  1. I would like to have binding statements as it goes on with the funding pot. The current demand will be empty this year.

    The delivery times are currently only presented vehicles are partly 6 months.


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