Chip shortage: New battery cars are more expensive than ever

Chip shortage: New battery cars are more expensive than ever-chip

At the end of the year, the prices for new vehicles in Germany were higher than ever. This reports “” citing various sources. A trend reversal is currently not in sight. As stated in the report, the manufacturers let the few available models pay top prices. The basis is the regular market study by the Duisburg Center Automotive Research (CAR). According to the head of the study, Ferdinand DudenhOffer, the trend towards a scarce supply and low discounts will continue in the first few months of 2022. This is due in particular to supply problems with computer chips.

The state purchase premium for electric vehicles somewhat masks the trend towards higher prices, according to the assessment. According to the study, almost all indicators pointed to rising consumer prices for new cars in December as well. In detail, the discounts offered on the Internet for the 30 most popular, freely configurable new cars were reduced to an average low of 16.7 percent of the list price. The highest discounts of just under 25 percent were available on various Ford and Renault models and on the Fiat 500.

Another reason is that manufacturers and dealers registered fewer vehicles on their own account during this period. These would be missing secondarily as special offers. According to CAR, the proportion of self-registrations fell again by 1.4 points to 22.5 percent in November. Apparently, the manufacturers are increasingly relying on subscription models. These have become a little cheaper on average. However, customers of this comparatively new form of offer had to wait between 8 weeks for e-cars and almost 16 weeks for plug-in hybrids.

Despite the high prices for new cars, there are also further reduced offers for electric cars, according to “ecomento.en”. For example, models that have been on the market for some time, such as the BMW i3 (-22.2 percent), Renault ZOE (-20.8 percent) and Mini Cooper SE (-20 percent) are sold at high discounts. With far less discount, customers could, however, with current series such as VW ID.3 (-13.6 percent), Mercedes EQA (-12 percent) or VW ID.4 (-11.6 percent). Including the state purchase premium, the CAR shows discounts of 32 percent for pure electric cars and 28.9 percent for plug-in hybrids.

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3 thoughts on “Chip shortage: New battery cars are more expensive than ever”

  1. ??? “Chip shortage: new battery cars more expensive than ever
    Dad will fix it! Daddy STAAT is so sweet with his children….

    Soon he will bring new presents. The eco-electricity bill is still missing.

  2. This leads m.E. to the fact that the demand for used combustion vehicles will remain high. A used combustion engine is then – despite increased prices in the used combustion engine segment plus rising fuel costs – from a cost perspective still and probably also b.a.w. Interesting. If e-mobility really wants to be consistently brought onto the market, something has to change here and also in electricity prices.

  3. If I remember correctly, the transition period will end next year. Then the manufacturers have to double the e-car share for the same number of vehicles sold in order not to collect CO2 penalties. Let’s see how long the high price policy can last.


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