Why the environmental bonus permanently reduces the value of used e-cars
The extended purchase premium makes new e-cars and plug-in hybrids cheaper than ever. But that lowers the price of used electric cars – for a long time!
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Impairment of value for many years
There is also an aftermath for the resale of plug-in hybrids
Plug-in hybrids are subsidized by the environmental bonus for new purchases of up to 6750 euros.
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The same goes for Plug-in hybrid models (PHEV) – i.e. cars with internal combustion engines and electric drives that can be charged externally. You will receive a grant of up to 6750 euros, plus advantages for company car taxation. I agree 20,127 new registrations assigns the KBA statistics for the September 2020 off, that is compared to the same month last year an incredible increase of 463.5 percent! The high premium could also be the Resale price of plug-in hybrids, experts fear: “We have big ones concernswhat the future Performance concerned, “said Andreas Geilenbrügge from the residual value analyst Schwacke the specialist portal “Kfz-Betrieb”. The Demand for used cars will probably not growing as fast as the supply on the market. DAT-Fahrzeugbewerter Weiss is also skeptical about the development of the residual value of the partial streams. It is questionable whether the slightly higher new price compared to pure gasoline or diesel vehicles can be maintained in the resale (here’s the Wertmeister 2020).