Selling the GHG premium: How long do I have to keep an electric car?

With the high subsidy of almost 10,000 euros, local benefits and the GHG premium, the electric car is becoming a business model for many. However, one must not fall into the formalities trap: Anyone who, for example, sells the e-car again after three months will lose the BAFA purchase bonus again – the minimum holding period here is six months (and could soon be extended) .

GHG Quota Premium

GHG quota trading with Emobia

Simply earn money with the e-car

With emobia you can earn up to 400 euros per year with your own electric car – simply register here and collect the bonus!

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So what about the GHG premium? Owners of e-cars receive this annual distribution of up to 400 euros if they participate in GHG quota trading. Many people who are planning to sell an e-car abroad quickly would like to take the premium on the greenhouse gas quota for a newly registered electric car with them.

The GHG premium is independent of the subsidy premium

The currently mandatory holding period for an electric vehicle in order to receive the BAFA purchase bonus is just six months. However, the GHG premium is completely independent of this state subsidy. It is paid to the current vehicle owner by the intermediaries after registration in the relevant portal and submission of the vehicle registration document.
This means that the person who reports the vehicle to the Federal Environment Agency will receive the corresponding subsidy after a few weeks or months.

The best electric cars

Selected products in tabular overview

BMW iX xDrive50


RRP from EUR 77,300, savings: up to EUR 13,386

Kia EV6

Kia EV6

RRP from EUR 44,990, savings: up to EUR 14,069 / in leasing from EUR 274

Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic

Mercedes EQS

RRP from EUR 97,807, savings: up to EUR 6,152

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5

RRP from EUR 41,900, savings: up to EUR 12,280 / leasing from EUR 234

Audi Q4 e-tron 40

Audi Q4 e-tron

RRP from EUR 41,900, savings: up to EUR 12,420 / best leasing price: EUR 89

Skoda Enyaq iV80

Skoda Enyaq iV

RRP from EUR 34,600, savings: up to EUR 11,584 / best leasing price EUR 124

Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30

RRP from EUR 34,490, savings: up to EUR 13,035 / in leasing from EUR 90

Smart EQ Fortwo

Smart EQ for two

RRP from EUR 21,940, savings: up to EUR 8,240 / in leasing from EUR 77

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

RRP from EUR 46,560; Savings: up to EUR 7,975 / best leasing price EUR 289.00

Opel Corsa-e

Opel Corsa-e

RRP from EUR 30,400; Savings: up to EUR 11,920.00

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge

RRP from EUR 48,650; Savings: up to EUR 9570.00

The GHG premium is always valid for a calendar year and is paid out again in the following year – in whatever amount. If the new car customer has registered his electric car for the GHG premium, the car is blocked for a new GHG premium application until the end of the current calendar year in the event of a short-term change of ownership.

Renewed premium registration only in the following year

Only in the following year can the second owner register their vehicle for the first time with the Federal Environment Agency and then receive the GHG bonus – again for the current year. This also applies accordingly in the years to come.

In order to collect the GHG bonus, an e-car owner only has to keep his car until the bonus has arrived in his account. For reasons of transparency and fairness, a seller should inform the buyer about the claiming of the GHG quota when the vehicle is handed over.

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