And the German manufacturers are now heavily involved in the market for e-cars: Bei Audi Exactly 70.4 percent of all models drive alternatively (as of July 2021); 22.3 percent (Audi e-tron, e-tron GT, Q4 e-tron; various TFSI e) partially or fully electric. Fitting: Just recently, the Ingolstadt-based company announced the end of combustion engines for 2026. Also at BMW More than half (54.2 percent) of all models are at least tinged with green, almost every fourth Bayer sold so far in 2021 (BMW i3, iX3, i3s; 2, 3, 5, 7 plug-in hybrid, X1, X2, X3 , X5 xDrive25xe) can be charged via a plug.
Purchase bonus, tax benefits and leasing
There are also other advantages such as tax breaks and a rapidly growing range of e-vehicles. And apart from buying a new one, there are three ways to drive an e-car without financial risk: Rent, car subscription and, above all, the increasingly popular leasing. But this casts a small shadow on the radiant electrical balance sheet. Because even if there are now more private lessees than corporate customers: Many leased plug-in hybrids are likely to be company carswhose drivers often travel far and experience has shown that they are more likely to fill up with petrol or diesel thanks to a company’s fuel card, instead of charging the vehicle. Leasing companies repeatedly report hybrid returns whose charging cables are still in their original packaging in the trunk.
Fleet business supports and electrifies
According to a Dataforce study from April 2021, the Corporate and fleet customer business the car trade ultimately generally relevant strengthened – and at the same time the Driven forward by electrification. So are meanwhile in the fleet market 25 percent of all vehicles fully or partially electric On the way. According to Dataforce, the most important arguments for purchasing e-vehicles from companies are one Image gain, government funding and the environmental aspect – in this order. But the main reason is this Desires of those entitled to company cars. “They really drive the ‘E’ issue, especially in large fleets – not least because of the extreme ones Tax advantages in payroll“, said the manager Katharina Wolff the branch service autoflotte.de.
New commercial vehicles produce 75 percent of the CO2
An analysis by Transport & Environment (T&E) shows how important commercially registered cars are for the environment. So they are for around three quarters of the CO2 emissions from new cars responsible in Germany. In view of new, stricter climate targets, the environmental association calls on the government to to electrify all new company cars by 2030 at the latest. This would offer “an opportunity to let the market for electric vehicles gain momentum. Because they are moving into the used car market, more electric company cars mean at the same time Millions of affordable electric cars for all motorists“, says T&E Germany Director Stef Cornelis.