E-purchase bonus, Environmental bonus, Environmental bonus, Innovation bonus: The Promotion of electric cars in Germany has many names. One thing is certain: it works. Thanks to the grant from the father’s state, the number of registrations for electric vehicles in this country has skyrocketed in recent months. Exactly 897,892 applications for a subsidy had been submitted by the end of October 2021, including almost 500,000 for purely battery-electric vehicles (BEV).
Full 9,000 euros (6000 euros from the federal government, 3000 euros from the manufacturer) buyers of electric cars get one Net new price under 40,000 euros reimbursed. In addition, the manufacturer’s share is deducted right at the beginning, so that still 570 euros in VAT savings to be added. No wonder that the electric purchase bonus for many electric cars blurs the difference to comparable combustion models, in fact almost disappears. That’s how it costs Smart EQ fortwo in the base after deducting the environmental bonus instead of 21,940 only 12,370 euros. But the now fully electrified city runabout is by no means the only electric car that is extremely cheap thanks to the environmental bonus.
That’s how high the environmental premium is
AUTO BILD shows in the picture gallery 17 electric cars, the final price of which after deducting the funding amount less than 25,000 euros – whereby in some cases the manufacturer has even added a few hundred euros extra bonus. Very clever bargain hunters may find even bigger bargains in AUTO BILD’s new car market. Small downer: The e-car industry is from the ongoing Lack of chips is particularly affected, the long delivery times can put a strain on your patience when buying a car.