City of Berlin doubles buyer’s premium for e-cars
The city of Berlin will double the support paid to entrepreneurs that decide to buy an electric car, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The so-called buyer’s premium for commercial vehicles will be raised from 4,000 euros, paid for by the federal government, to 8,000 euros, with the remainder being paid by the German capital’s senate, the article says. The raised premium is part of Berlin’s 3-million euros programme aimed at promoting the introduction of electric vehicles in company fleets, and is also available to doctors, lawyers, self-employed people, registered associations and others .
For background, read the CLEW article Federal government decides on 4,000 euro buyer's premium for e-cars and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.