State bonuses still important purchase argument

State bonuses still important purchase argument-state

Thanks to falling battery prices and more produced cars, the acquisition costs of an electric car are becoming more and more of those of the burners – a very essential counter-argument loses more and more power. Nevertheless, it seems, as if a state buying bonus still the icing on the I for interested customers. Good that the Greens in the governments of Germany and Austria for an extension of the purchase bonuses also votes in 2022. The goals are clear: no fewer than 15 million electric cars should be on the road in Germany by 2030, and 590 in Austria.000. Will the extended state purchase premiums be enough??

Anyone who currently buys a fully electric vehicle (BEV) in Germany receives a bonus, half of which is paid by the manufacturer and half by the state. Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, the government has even doubled the state share through an innovation premium. With a gross list price of up to 47.600 euros is the bonus up to 9.000 euros if the car is paid for and registered. With a gross list price between 47.600 and 77.350 euros, the premium is reduced to a maximum of 7.500 euro. Plug-in hybrids get up to 6.750 euros if they emit a maximum of 50 kg CO2 per kilometer or achieve a purely electric range of at least 40 kilometers (from January 1st, 2020).1.2022: 60 kilometers). Private charging infrastructure is also being funded, but the pot is currently empty. The innovation bonus is currently valid until December 31. December 2021 limited. In the meantime, the federal government has announced that it intends to extend it until 2025. But contrary to the decision of the last car summit, the current coalition agreement plans to extend the innovation bonus to support the purchase of electric cars unchanged according to the previous regulation until August 31. December 2022 continue. In addition, e-cars will remain exempt from vehicle tax until 2030, for five or ten years, depending on the date of registration. The tax is then calculated based on the permissible total weight of the vehicle. Up to 3.5 tons, about 50% of the taxes of a comparable combustion engine are incurred.

Austria is less generous: the purchase premium for private buyers is a flat rate of 5.000 Euro, up to a gross list price of 60.000 euros (basic model). Manufacturers share this premium (2nd.000 euros) and state (3.000 euros). Plug-in hybrids with a purely electric range of at least 50 km still get half that. The charging infrastructure is also funded with at least 600 euros. However, it must be proven that only electricity from renewable sources is charged, either with a corresponding confirmation from the energy supplier or an invoice from your own photovoltaic system. It was recently announced that the 2022 funding campaign would be extended with the same amounts. E-cars are also exempt from vehicle tax. In specially designated zones according to the Air Pollution Control Act (IG-L) on motorways near the city, driving is still permitted at 130 km/h despite the speed limit of 100 km/h. A non-essential sales argument for those who are a lot on such highways.

While the purchase premiums in Germany and Austria will continue to be almost unchanged, the examples in France and Italy show that a reduction in purchase incentives also dampens demand. Did you get an environmental bonus of 7 in France in 2020?.000 euros with a purchase price of up to 45.000 euros, this bonus was increased to just 1 in July 2021.000 euros reduced. The sales figures for BEVs then collapsed by around a third. In Italy, too, the number of registrations fell massively after the subsidy pot was emptied at the end of the third quarter of 2021. Until then, grants were up to 8.000 euros with a net price of up to 50.000 euros possible. In general, however, e-cars are met with significantly less interest in Italy than in Germany, France or Austria.

Especially for private customers state buying bonuses are apparently a strong purchase argument. In the commercial sector, what counts is the significantly lower operating and maintenance costs, which is why the majority of newly registered e-cars are also used commercially. Whether the emissions are saved in the private or commercial sector is irrelevant anyway. The political will to continue to provide significant support for emission-free mobility will therefore determine whether the registration targets for 2030 can be achieved, especially in the private sector.

Sources: – Electromobility still needs incentives// – electric car motor vehicle tax: All costs and the most important information at a glance//adac.en – Funding for electric cars: there is money here//environmental – E-mobility funding campaign for private individuals 2020-2021

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3 thoughts on “State bonuses still important purchase argument”

  1. The article would have more meaningful if there are still numbers about how much the “purchased” vehicles in DE are really bought and how much leased, best divided by private and company leases.
    My impression is that more than half of the BEVs are actually leased. But I may be wrong. I wonder if the promotion isn’t increasingly leading to an oversupply of returns in a few years from the massive increase in the number of newly registered e-vehicles. I’m curious to see whether there will then be many cheap vehicles and whether an e-car will then also be attractive in terms of price to comparable combustion engines for used car buyers who cannot or do not want to afford a new vehicle. If not, there would be a risk that interest in e-vehicles would also drop significantly once the subsidy ended.

  2. Without bonuses, the electric cars would have to be cross-subsidized by the car manufacturers.
    The list prices of electric cars would be lower than today’s list prices with deducted own contribution for the subsidy. And the list prices of burners (no plugin hybrids) would be higher.

  3. The cars are largely leased today. That makes sense, because the purchase is only schlau, if you want to keep the car long. Since we are still at the beginning of the development, it is right to put on better electro cars in the future and now rather lease.

    The good thing is, it will give used electric cars on the market. And from the point of view of the first owners, it is very attractive to charge the premiums with the leasing payments and pay low rates. Unfortunately, this model attracted people who want to save money with electromobility. We do not really need these people. Electromobility should not be inexpensive. An electric car is a car and cars are not the roadside.

    Together, it would be better if the electric car will expensive after the burners are abolished. Because then one is more open for modern concepts, such as autonomous vehicles whether as a taxi, public or as a carsharing offer. And don’t forget bicycles with and without an electric motor, as well as last-mile mini-vehicles.


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