The promotion of e-cars compared in the EU


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The promotion of e-cars compared in the EU

The comparison refers to six European countries that were considered in the analysis. The Netherlands is far ahead, closely followed by Germany and France. The point of reference for the study was sport utility vehicles (SUVs). They are the most popular segment and account for a market share of 22.6 %. The promotion in Germany and France, for example, is characterised primarily by purchase premiums. In Italy and Germany, the purchase premiums are 5000 and 4500 respectively, whereas two of the countries surveyed do not pay any premium at all. Countries that do not grant such a premium are ranked lower in the analysis. But in Germany, too, the state subsidy has decreased in the past year. If the purchase of an e-car brings tax benefits, this makes a big difference, even if not directly noticeable, and thus brings a noticeable advantage. This is also the reason why the Netherlands is so far ahead in terms of subsidies. The total subsidy here brings with it almost twice as much added value for the private individual.
There is no registration tax for the e-car and no vehicle tax is currently levied in any country. And this is where the first, clearly recognisable advantages over the regular combustion engine arise, because in the Netherlands, for example, the tax is very high for both registrations. The level of support is probably due in large part to the market shares of battery electric vehicles. This is the case in Germany, France and the Netherlands. The market share in the private market here is significantly higher than the EU average, which in turn is 15.4 %. In the fleet market, however, the situation is different.

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