News Digest Item
03 Jul 2018

One sixth of Germany’s e-car buyer’s premiums used up two years after launch

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control

Germany has granted about 100,000 million euros in subsidies to e-car buyers over the past two years, merely one sixth of the total sum authorities have earmarked for helping e-mobility get off the ground in the country, the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) says in a press release. “As things stand today, we can expect that the sum will be sufficient for the remainder of the support period,” said BAFA president Andreas Obersteller. In the two years since the government launched the so-called buyer’s premium, Germans have bought just over 66,000 e-cars using a government grant of 4,000 euros per vehicle maximum, the BAFA says. It adds that the average price was 28,100 euros for e-cars and 39,500 euros for plug-in hybrids.

Read the press release in German here.

See a CLEW dossier on Germany’s transport sector in the energy transition here.

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