Is the electric car boom coming to an end?
At least that's what an expert forecast fears after the reduction in Stromer funding.
Actually, things are going very well for electric cars at the moment.
Many drivers, especially those of premium brands, can imagine switching from fuel to electricity, even if the inclination to do so is less pronounced among older people than among younger people.
The car manufacturers and rental companies are also changing their minds, and the EU's planned ban on internal combustion engines will do the rest.
After China, most Stromer are now sold in Germany.
Electric cars: Study predicts sales slump in the next year
Experts fear a slump in sales of electric cars.
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In the case of plug-in hybrids, however, the desire to buy is already noticeably decreasing, which is probably also due to the end of the environmental bonus paid for them next year.
The Association of the Automotive Industry warns of the planned cuts in state subsidies.
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The Duisburg Center Automotive Research (CAR) is now also painting a dramatic scenario.
quotes a forecast according to which sales of purely electric cars and plug-in hybrids will halve in 2023 and 2024.
Instead of 720,000 new battery cars this year, only 484,000 vehicles will be delivered next year, and only 363,000 the following year.
Electric cars: drought time for electric cars?
The market share of electric cars after new registrations could fall from the current 27 to twelve percent.
The CAR also sees the reduced premium from 2023 and even abolished entirely for plug-in hybrids as a reason for this.
"A drought is looming for electric cars in Germany," says CAR director Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, summing up the forecast.
However, this assessment contradicts other studies, according to which motorists want to buy Stromer even without state subsidies.
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