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24 Aug 2017

“11,900 euros: Germany’s cheapest e-car could become a bestseller”

Focus Online

Germany’s current cheapest electric car, the e.GO Life, comes from the small, new manufacturer e.GO Mobile and has the potential to become a bestseller, Focus Online reports. “We aim for a production of 20,000 cars by 2019,” says CEO Günter Schuh, who is professor at Aachen Technical University and also helped develop Deutsche Post’s successful StreetScooter e-van. The e.GO Life sells for nearly 16,000 euros, but the prices comes down to less than 12,000 euros since customers can make use of Germany’s e-car buyers’ premium of up to 4,000 per vehicle, the article says. The e.GO Life has a range of about 100 kilometres, but Schuh told car magazine “Auto Straßenverkehr” that the limited range of e-cars, which still was sufficient for most inner-city drives, is not the reason for modest sales figures: “It’s about the price.”

Read the article in German here.

Find out how Germany’s established carmakers seek to adapt to the transformation of mobility in this CLEW dossier.

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