News Digest Item
12 Jul 2016

“First interim results: 718 applications for e-car buyer’s premium”

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)

The Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) has received 718 applications for the e-car buyer’s premium since the official launch on 2 July, according to a press release. The most popular models were BMW’s i3 (127 applications) and Renault’s ZOE (115 applications). “The number of applications met expectations, even if demand is somewhat subdued compared to the 150,000 applications in the first days of the introduction of the car-scrap bonus,” said BAFA president Arnold Wallraff. Germany introduced a car-scrappage scheme to encourage drivers to upgrade their vehicles in the wake of the financial crisis in 2009.

Read the press release here.

Read a CLEW article on the introduction of the premium here.

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