News Digest Item
08 Aug 2016

"German car buyers opt against electric vehicles"

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Germany’s recently introduced electric vehicle subsidy programme, which went into effect 18 May has so far turned out to be a flop, according to experts, Karl-Heinz Büschemann writes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Financed by the government and the German auto industry, the incentive scheme offers a 4,000 euro premium to buyers of a new electric car and 3,000 euro for the purchase of a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Only 1,791 buyers have so far taken advantage of the scheme. Auto industry representatives see the lack of charging stations across Germany and the higher costs of e-cars among the reasons for the lack of interest.  

Read the article in German here.

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