The federal government’s economic stimulus package against the economic damage caused by the corona crisis includes increased premiums for the purchase of electric cars and hybrids. E-car buyers get up to 9,000 euros when they buy a new electric car that is offered at a net price of less than 40,000 euros. For plug-in hybrids (PHEV), there are still 6,750 euros.
The good news for e-car and hybrid manufacturers: the purchase bonus is bearing fruit. The new car purchase comparison portal Carwow, for example, informed the German press agency that interest in e-cars had risen sharply: if the share of electric cars and hybrids in inquiries there was 29 percent in mid-February, it rose after the coalition’s decisions over 50 percent.
The bad news for potential e-car buyers: The car manufacturers cannot keep up with the production of the new cars, so buyers can expect long waiting times.
Now Carwow has published a list of delivery times for hybrids, which shows that customers also have to expect very long waiting times for some new cars. An ordered Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid would take 14 months to arrive, a Skoda Superb Combi IV up to ten months. At the same time, however, some of the PHEV are available much faster. A Mitsubishi Outlander as a PHEV would arrive at the customer after just one month, a BMW 7 Series in the PHEV version after only two months.
You can read the complete list of delivery times here.
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