Anyone who decides to buy an electric car before the end of 2020 will have to pay no vehicle tax for ten years as a reward for their purchase decision. This also applies to all cars that have been converted. However, many who want to buy a new car for this reason should consider what the electric car will cost after the time has elapsed.
Tax exemption for several years
The tax exemption for cars with electric drive is not new; it has been in place since May 17, 2011. Back then it was only five years, now it is ten years for anyone who buys an electric car by December 31, 2020. In 2016, the federal government defined the so-called law on tax incentives for electric cars. But that's not all, because the technical retrofitting of cars to pure electric cars will also be rewarded with ten years of tax exemption from the day of the retrofit. Incidentally, when the car was registered for the first time does not matter. It is important to know: unlike the issue of the E-license plate, all plug-in hybrids cannot benefit from the tax exemption.
How do you calculate after ten years?
When the ten years of tax exemption are over, a fixed annual amount is due for every 200 kilometers or part thereof of gross vehicle weight. With a gross vehicle weight of up to 2000 kilograms, that is 5,62 Euros per 200 kilograms. 6,01 euros are due for a gross vehicle weight between 2001 and 3000 kilograms and from a gross vehicle weight of 3000 kilograms it is 6,39 euros per kilogram or part thereof. The resulting sum will be rounded up later. After the tax exemption for an e-car has expired, this is only around 50 percent of the vehicle tax that has to be paid for cars with a classic combustion engine.
Is it worth it?
Before buying an electric car, it is always better to calculate what the car will cost after ten years of tax exemption. Those who are lucky pay less than they do today.