Subsidies for electric cars at risk for resale businesses in Germany

Subsidies for electric cars at risk for resale businesses in Germany

Germany is one of the countries where the electric car market has grown the most thanks to assistance from the national state
Germany is one of the countries where the electric car market has grown the most thanks to assistance from the national state

Government participation is essential to promote electric mobility. Automotive companies would be responsible for research and development and then production, but these types of cars They are more expensive than similar engines with internal combustion engines and therefore, subsidy required To accelerate the park to a higher speed that closes the circle.

is that If manufacturers invest crores in their production but sales do not follow up, the loss will be so high that the business will not work. Premium electric cars have high profit margins because the prices are so high, but since they are aspirational vehicles, the people who buy them don’t take into account the investment, but the condition they are in for their owners. provide to.

The problem is in medium and small vehicles, and certainly in commercial vehicles, where the decision to switch from oil to electricity has other motivations such as environmental ones. And it is in this area that the incentives offered by governments with subsidies have allowed more people or companies to decide to “switch sides”.

Electric cars for personal use should lower their prices, car sharing is the solution to high cost.  Price subsidies are a state policy to promote ecological mobility.
Electric cars for personal use should lower their prices, car sharing is the solution to high cost. Price subsidies are a state policy to promote ecological mobility.

but as always, All is not well when public money is involved for private activities. First, questions arose about the misuse of cars by consumers. plug-in hybridwhich in a large proportion, They don’t charge the battery during idle hours, and they last longer in vehicle use, which is powered by a thermal engine. Compared to electric, with which they consume more and generate more polluting emissions by pulling a heavier car thanks to the battery and electric motor.

worry again Subtract subsidies from these vehicles, called PHEVs. A state in Switzerland was the first to study this phenomenon, and once it was confirmed that it was indeed happening, several countries proposed a scheme to reduce state aid for the purchase of these cars. Gave. Germany was the one that took that position most strongly and has already drawn up a plan to remove subsidies for PHEVs.

Plug-in hybrids were the first to focus on removing the price subsidy.  Now the measurement can be extended to pure electric
Plug-in hybrids were the first to focus on removing the price subsidy. Now the measurement can be extended to pure electric

But now another problem has come to the fore which again affects those public funds and that too Risking the subsidy system for the acquisition of all types of electrified cars. this is a Research published by Financial Timesthrough which it was found that Many electric cars that are purchased with state aid provided by German taxpayers are sold at higher prices in EU countries. The difference between the discounted purchase price and the free selling price has generated a kind of commercial bicycle not only in private vehicles, but also in commercial fleets.

According to the data presented in the report, there are already more and more 100,000 electric vehicles that have been sold abroad at a premium in the last 10 yearsthere are several thousand of them American brand Tesla.

The Financial Times report highlighted Tesla as one of those electric cars that are bought with subsidies and sold in another country with no government support.
The Financial Times report highlighted Tesla as one of those electric cars that are bought with subsidies and sold in another country with no government support.

market in which they can be made This type of “business” belongs to countries that do not have assistance to purchase electric cars.As with the Scandinavians. NorwayThe country with the highest proportion of new electric vehicles in the entire continent is one of them, although reports indicate where more of these types will be operated. Denmark. There, simple comparison between Patented Electric Cars and Records of Electric Cars Sold Shows a noticeable difference in favor of the first, and the only way to do it is a . is with Import volume is higher than normal.

The study was done by the analyst Mathias Schmidtwho proved that Of the 98,000 Teslas registered in Germany in July this year, only 76,690 continue to travel on the country’s roads and routes. This is equivalent to saying One in 5 Teslas bought in Germany is no longer on the market. But another curious fact is that between the purchase of a subsidized car and its sale, only a few months have passed, which allows us to establish that this operation was not for personal use, but at a better price. Had to sell again. This situation has caused concern and Intensifying the debate about whether maintaining subsidies is really necessary electric car price Germany.

Electric car price aid reduction plan to be cut in half from current 6,000 euros by 2025
Electric car price aid reduction plan to be cut in half from current 6,000 euros by 2025

in present, German government subsidies are up to 6,000 euros per vehicle, And as has already been announced, that help It will be reduced to at least half of its value between now and 2025. Under this scheme, in addition to a small amount, it will be necessary that Between buying and selling a subsidized carperiod should be extended for at least one calendar year.

Used to note data. In Argentina, it is still far from a coherent electrified market, But although more options gradually begin to appear, the majority in the hybrid sector, when economic and financial conditions permit it, It would be interesting to note the experience One of the pioneers in terms of mobility subsidies.

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