German carmakers haven't taken electric mobility seriously, but suddenly it is even dawning on faithful VW drivers that cars with fossil combustion engines will be phased out at some point, writes Henning Peitsmeier in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. VW and Daimler have made big promises to start the transition to electric cars, and they hope politicians will do whatever is necessary to kickstart the process. “But even optimists do not expect a massive boost from the introduction of a buyer’s premium in Germany. There simply aren’t enough electric car models on offer that get clients excited,” Peitsmeier says.
Read more about the buyer’s premium in the CLEW article Federal government decides on 4,000 euro buyer's premium for e-cars.