GHG Quota: Why GHG Premium recipients need to be patient

The news comes as no surprise: there are delays in the GHG premium that you get for the greenhouse gas reduction quota (GHG quota) of your electric vehicle. Many websites and service providers had already promised customers the payouts for February or March 2022. Although many have registered their vehicle in January, often no money has flowed.

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First you have to register with a service provider and register your own vehicle (this is how leasing works). Then you wait for the review by the Federal Environment Agency, which pays the premium.
First, the money goes to the service provider, who retains around 20 percent of the premium as a commission and passes the rest on to the owner of the electric vehicle.

Two GHG revenue models can be selected

There are these intermediary platforms (selection)

How much do you make at emobia?


The emobia platform is specifically aimed at private electric car owners. There are two tariff models: The Flex tariff is adapted to the fluctuating greenhouse gas reduction quota, it is currently 355 euros. But it can also be as little as 150 or up to 580 euros. Although the fixed tariff is lower, it remains the same: the owner is paid 268 euros a year. In truth, the proceeds are always higher, but emobia collects 20 percent as commission (the practice is similar with the competitors). It doesn’t matter what the annual mileage is. You scan the vehicle registration document, upload it and enter your bank details. The exam is completed after two weeks at the latest.

What makes Maingau-Energie different?


The energy supplier Maingau-Energie also has an offer for private emissions trading with electric car certificates. There is only one tariff: A flat rate of 260 euros, which is paid out annually. The electricity supplier promises that the payment will be made about three weeks after the application is submitted.

What is the catch with the Geld-fü offer?


Together Strom GmbH in Hamburg offers 300 euros per year under the name “Geld-fü”, depending on the vehicle class it can also be more. The offer is capped for cars with electric drives. This is the risk for participants: If the market develops further, and this is to be expected due to the legally anchored increase in the GHG quota, the revenue for the provider could increase. Then the platform skims off the excess profit. Owners must monitor this and give notice in good time.

What additional discount does Mobilityhouse offer?


The company Mobilityhouse markets, among other things, wall boxes. So it makes sense to sell the GHG quota for wallbox buyers at the same time. The platform offers 250 euros per year for this. Mobilityhouse is promoting the deal to electric car owners by offering a €50 discount for the purchase of a wall box.

How does Fainergy round off its offer?


Do good and talk about it: Fairnergy wants to differentiate itself from its competitors by using a portion of the commission from GHG sales for charitable causes. The company intends to spend six percent of the current quota per electric vehicle – which currently corresponds to 26.64 euros – to build solar systems for private houses in Bangladesh. Users can also increase the donation percentage as they wish. Fairnergy promises that the customer will earn at least 275 euros.

What guarantee does eAuto Cash advertise with?


The company eAuto Cash from Darmstadt does nothing different than the competitors mentioned above. However, she is trying to lure e-car drivers with earnings of up to 410 euros through the GHG quota. Of course, there are also restrictions in the small print: A minimum payment of 250 euros is guaranteed, the difference depends on the actual quota, writes eAuto Cash. The company claims “Highest payout ratio on the market.” And: “If you find a reputable provider who offers a higher percentage payout, we will of course go along with their offers!”

Which customers does Wirkaufdeincertificate have in mind?


Anyone who operates a fleet of electric cars may be interested in what Wirkaufendeincertificate offers: the start-up from Zossen near Berlin offers individual support for fleet operators. The promised merit for the GHG quota is also relatively high: Up to 400 euros are promised by the active purchase certificate this year. There are three payment models: E-car drivers receive up to 400 euros in the “flex tariff” after twelve weeks or 200 euros immediately within 24 hours. It should be clear what to choose…

Why is the E.ON offer not attractive?


The German energy giant E.ON is also making an offer to electric car drivers to take over the marketing of their emission certificates for them. However, the Essen-based company is currently only offering 300 euros – which is guaranteed after all. However, the real downside of the product is that only E.ON customers can participate. They have to save the E.ON app on their smartphone, take a picture of the vehicle registration document and send it along with the completed application.

What makes the Lowago offer interesting?


Not all intermediaries play with open cards in certificate trading. Some omit the payout guarantee, some even reserve the right not to sell the GHG quota after all. It would be at least annoying for e-car drivers if they found out too late about the unsuccessful sale – because the claim is no longer possible retrospectively to the previous year. Lowago, on the other hand, does everything right: The company from Obertshausen near Wiesbaden offers a guaranteed 310 euros.

Why is the percentage participation of Elektro attractive?


The provider Elektro does it slightly differently: the broker of GHG certificates between major customers and e-car owners emphasizes a percentage share. At least 85 percent of the GHG premium ends up with the customer, 15 percent collects At the same time, the broker guarantees that a premium of at least 350 euros will be paid out. With this offer, Elektro offers a win-win opportunity: with an increasing GHG quota, the premium increases on the one hand, and the commission on the other. Anyone who uses this offer should carefully monitor the price development.

There is either a fixed price up to the maximum tax amount of 255 euros or a variable best price, which is usually between 280 and 450 euros. In this case, however, the amount above 255 euros must be taxed, since it is not a tax-free additional income according to § 22 No. 3 EStG.

Federal Environment Agency has too many registrations

However, the checks by the responsible Federal Environment Agency are currently being delayed due to the large number of registrations. Even some web portals cannot keep up with the organization of payments and credits.

Providers such as Emobia point out that the payments fail, in particular because of the certification of the CO2 savings by the Federal Environment Agency.

The ongoing pandemic is also still having an impact on processing. Because of the coronavirus, some processes take more time than it would take under normal circumstances.

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