Cars: Unity in the federal government: The subsidies for electric cars are to decrease

Unity in the federal government: The subsidies for electric cars are to decrease

 Unity in the federal government: The subsidies for electric cars are to decrease The state funding system for electric cars is turned over - the government has now agreed on how exactly this should happen. © Photo: Imago Images/Michael Gstettenbauer A charging station for electric cars. buyers of electric cars should receive less support from the state in the future. According to the German Press Agency, the federal government agreed on new subsidy rules.

The state funding system for electric cars is turned over - the government has now agreed on how exactly this should happen.

Eine Ladestation für Elektro-Autos. © Photo: Imago Images/Michael Gstettenbauer A charging station for electric cars.

buyers of electric cars should receive less support from the state in the future. According to the German Press Agency, the federal government agreed on new subsidy rules.

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Accordingly, the funding for cars drops, costs less than 40,000 euros, from the current 6,000 to 4,500 euros. There should only be 3,000 euros for more expensive electric cars, and no funding from a purchase price of more than 65,000 euros. The "Handelsblatt" had previously reported on the agreement.

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The funding should therefore continue, but only for as long, have been paid for a total of 2.5 billion euros. The grant when buying plug-in hybrid vehicles is to be abolished at the end of the current year.

plug-in hybrids combine an electrical and combustion engine. Tax advantages of electric cars in the company car control should be retained.

on the promotion of electric cars had previously been disputed in the federal government.

Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) wanted to abolish the purchase premiums. Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck (Greens) had proposed to delete the funding for plug-in hybrid cars earlier than planned at the end of 2022. For pure electric cars, there should be less money from the state according to the plans of Habeck.

in mid -2020 the previously valid purchase bonus ("environmental bonus") was increased by an "innovation premium". The federal government doubled its funding, while the manufacturer's discount remained unchanged. This led to a run on the billion -dollar funding.

The number of new registrations of pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids increased significantly. In the coalition agreement, the SPD, FDP and Greens agreed to reform the funding for electric cars. (dpa)

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