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The ADAC has criticized the reform of state funding for electric cars. With a view to a new funding guideline, ADAC technology president Karsten Schulze said that the federal government had given the chance to make the funding more consumer-friendly. Car buyers should already receive the amount of the funding when ordering a vehicle.

Laut ADAC gibt es bei der E-Auto-Prämie nun einen Haken: Die Antragstellung ist nur für Fahrzeuge möglich, deren Zulassung bereits erfolgt ist. © Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/symbol image According to ADAC, the e-car premium now has a catch: Application is only possible for vehicles whose approval has already been made.

The reform of the funding was already known. A application is only possible for vehicles, the approval of which has already been made, as can be seen from the guideline. In the course of the reform, subsidies for plug-in hybrid vehicles expire at the end of this year. Buyers of pure electric cars will receive less support from the state from the coming year. From September 1, 2023, the funding is limited to private individuals - companies will then go away empty -handed.

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No niche product

The ADAC criticized, German manufacturers offer hardly cheap vehicles and base models from the offer. "Electromobility will only be successful if everyone is accessible and does not remain a niche product for high -earners," said Schulze. «According to our impression, vehicles are currently overpriced. Manufacturers are asked to meet customers significantly more and thus also compensate for falling funding. » The risk of delivery that is no longer timely before the turn of the year is high. "Car buyers run the risk of no longer receiving full funding if the vehicle can only be approved in the new year."

At the beginning of the year, many cars are on the road .
After a few quieter days, the highways will be fuller again after New Year's Eve. On the weekend (December 30th to January 1st) the holidays end in six federal states: Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony and Thuringia. © dpa-infographic/dpa-tmn It becomes fully on the streets: after the turn of the year, many have to end their vacation and drive home.

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