Electromobility has room for improvement

The Federal Government has set itself ambitious targets with regard to the expansion of electromobility in Germany. Recently, she presented new plans for implementation and corresponding funding measures. By 2020, one million e-vehicles will be on the roads of the Federal Republic, six million to 2030. This is the plan of the National Platform for Electromobility, which advises the Federal Government on this topic. But so far the necessary demand for electric cars is missing. Politicians and industry are therefore working together to boost sales.

An electric car can be purchased as a second car or even replace the previous vehicle. If the purchase of a car with electric drive nothing stands in the way, one should worry about selling his car. Then the sale of the old car is due. A review for one possible car purchase can be done via various portals online.
Facts about electric mobility in Germany

An estimated 20.000 E-drive cars drive on Germany's roads. A small number in terms of the goals. Because motorists are often afraid of the high cost of e-cars back. In addition, there are prejudices about the daily operation of the vehicles. Electric cars are not suitable for everyday use, the range unacceptably short and the charging time yawning long. The government therefore relies on intensive cooperation between science and automakers. The goal: a denser network of charging stations and stronger financial incentives for the purchase of an electric car. The aim is to further expand the infrastructure for electromobility and make the sale more attractive through numerous subsidies.

Which subsidies are there and on which conditions are these subsidies bound?

Only newly purchased Electric cars receive state funding, application deadlines must be adhered to. The funding pot is not infinite, however, because all funding programs are tied to a fixed budget. Accordingly, the principle “only while stocks last” applies. It is best to find out about the respective funding program in advance so that there are no disappointments later.

Drivers of electric cars in city traffic already have tangible advantages. They can use special parking areas, are partially excluded from access prohibitions and can share bus lanes. In addition, newly registered e-mobiles are exempt from vehicle tax for a period of five years. However, the tax advantage exists only for electric cars, their approval to 31. December 2020 is done. If you purchase an e-vehicle with a net list price of 60.000 Euro until 2019 at the latest, you will receive a one-off bonus of 4.000 Euro. For so-called plug-in hybrids, this grant is 3.000 Euro. The funding will be borne equally by the federal government and the auto industry.

Electromobility in Munich

Munich is a pioneer in the field of electromobility. Stadtwerke plans to expand its public charging stations to 2017. Overall, 100 will set up new charging stations in the city, increasing the flexibility of e-car users. This could help to realize the ambitious goals in the Munich city hall. Because 2015 drove 1.067 electric cars across the streets of the Bavarian capital. Until 2020 it should be 17.500 vehicles.

In addition, the city is promoting the replacement of diesel vehicles and vans for electric cars with special support programs for craftsmen and tradespeople. Companies receive a one-time subsidy from 2.500 Euro when purchasing an electric car. Taxi operators even get 4.000 Euro. There is just as much for companies when buying a van with e-drive. For two- or three-wheeled electric vehicles, 25 percent of the net cost will be reimbursed up to the maximum allowed. That's why buyers of pedelecs get a maximum of 500 Euro and buyers of e-scooters up to 1.000 Euro.

In addition, any business owner installing a charging station in the company garage will be reimbursed 20 percent of that cost. A maximum of six charging points per calendar year can be funded for a maximum of 1.500 Euro per charging station. The city is very confident that these measures will make a valuable contribution to improving air quality and, in addition, reducing noise pollution.

Not promoted by the city private individuals. Munich wants to put the focus of the promotion on traders who drive a lot and therefore have a high proportion of pollutants in the city. These include pizza deliveries, taxi companies or care services as well as transport companies, craftsmen and the city cleaning. The situation is different with the installation and operation of charging stations, for example, on the local property. Private individuals are also promoted here.

Also in the municipal promotion of electric cars are deadlines and special requirements for the release of funds, which are to be examined before each application. For example, the state capital grants subsidies for a maximum of 20 vehicles and / or six charging stations per calendar year.

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