The month still has a few days, and thus the plan of the Federal Government could work. “These measures are expected, following a decision of the Cabinet to begin in May,” the government said on April 27, after she had decided to spend an extra billion for the promotion of electromobility; of which 600 million euros as a call premium. For pure electric cars 4000 euros have been earmarked and for plug-in hybrids 3000 Euro; each pay half of the money comes from car manufacturers and taxpayers. The bonus is only available for cars that cost a maximum of EUR 60 000.
For sales aids of this kind, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) is responsible, and there will ring these days often the phone. “We ask you to refrain from inquiries distance”, it is now called the Office. Only needed her the cabinet decision and the appropriate funding regulations, then the application can be made to purchase premium. “With the application of the purchase agreement is to be submitted, from which the reduced by the proportion of manufacturer selling price arising needs”, the Bafa shares continue with. And of course there is no premium for cars that was purchased before the date of the funding guidelines. The reverse also applies then: now no one buys an electric car, because everyone is waiting for the bonus
Consumer bothered by coverage
Whether and how this incentive effect, no one knows.. The consumer research by GfK want after all, have determined that the call premium is not very important when purchasing an electric car. “The decisive factors are environmental aspects and lower maintenance costs compared to cars with petrol and diesel engines,” the GfK. Two third of respondents balked because of the high cost, and it do not change the premium lot. Main arguments against a current vehicle are also the short range, long charging times and the inadequate network of charging stations. Shares this assessment, the government, because except for the premium they are another 200 million euros for quick charging stations and 100 million euros for the normal charging infrastructure.
Around three quarters of all interested parties want to charge the battery at home; if that is possible, and charging times are accepted up to twelve hours. “Charging at home is a prerequisite for the further spread of electric mobility,” concludes GfK. A difficult issue is the emotions that do not seem to come quite into the swing with potential buyers of electric cars. So the issue of driving pleasure was not as good as mentioned, when it came to the question, which speaks for a Stromer. “Emotional aspects of electric cars are obviously not yet arrived in the minds of consumers,” the GfK Car expert Bettina Saffer. Thinks
e-cars only as a second car interesting
In contrast, technical finesse asked , “Our data show that innovative concepts, such as for finding and paying for parking, intelligent charging stations and augmented reality services in the window have a four times as powerful effect on purchasing decisions, such as discounts, for example, 10,000 euros”, did a study of Beisheim School of management and the Technical University of Darmstadt found. The call premium of government Increase the demand to a maximum of 50,000 cars per year – with a total volume of the German market from the current three million cars / year a negligible size. The skeptical assessment explain the researchers with the target group: E-cars bought only people “who can not imagine a second car for shorter distances.” For this group of customers the price does not play a decisive role – accordingly irrelevant whether the call premium