E-car buyers currently need a lot of patience

E-car buyers currently need a lot of patience-patience

It is not easy for buyers of e-cars at the moment: when they have found a seller who actually wants to sell them an e-car (according to the last dealer test, this is not a matter of course!), they have to wait up to a year and a half for the object of desire. The lack of chips and the currently high demand for e-cars are to blame. According to an analysis by the magazine auto motor und sport MO/OVE, only six of the 30 most popular electric models in Germany can be delivered within three months. With the plug-in hybrids even only one.

On average, the buyer waits about five to six months for the new car, you need the most patience for the Audi Q4 e-tron (up to 15 months), the VW ID.3, the Mercedes EQC and the Dacia Spring (up to 10 months each). The ordered VW ID.4, Smart Fortwo or Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be delivered after about eight to nine months. If you can’t or don’t want to wait that long, we recommend the Tesla Models 3 and Y (one to three months), and you only have to wait three months for the Fiat 500e, Opel Corsa-e and Mokka-e and Polestar 2.

A lot is also demanded of plug-in hybrid buyers: 14 months delivery time for the Mercedes GLE 350e, 10 months for the A 250e. You have to wait between six and nine months for the Seat Leon 1.4 e-Hybrid, Cupra Formentor 1.4 d-Hybrid, VW Golf 1.4 eHybrid and VW Passat Variant GTE.

The authors of the study do not assume that waiting times will soon be reduced. The subsidies would further fuel demand, and “contrary to expectations, the production capacities in the chip area have not yet recovered,” says Marcus Kleinfeld, Managing Director at AlixPartners, dampening the expectation of a quick end to the supply crisis. This probably means that it will continue to be: Please wait, hold the line!

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3 thoughts on “E-car buyers currently need a lot of patience”

  1. Some companies are obviously much more affected by the lack of chips than others 🙂

    And next year, in addition to the chip shortage, there will also be a graphite shortage


  2. on the 10th.10 the bad news from the workshop: to get the sticker, a major repair is necessary (3-4 K) 17, J 300 K km, so saying goodbye wasn’t sooooo difficult..
    At 13th.10 test drive…
    on the 18th.10 ordered, on the phone, somewhere on vacation..
    on the 9th.11 pick-up date in Vienna, date postponed (see above)..
    At 6.12 (at Eugen’s request) picked up..

    What U C is what U get…. 😉

  3. And why not name the manufacturers who can deliver faster? Is the Peugeot e208 with 8th place in Europe in the BEV in 2021 too insignificant or the 3008 Hybrid as No. 3 in Europe?


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