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The New German Incentive Scheme for Electric Cars – Really EUR 4,000 in May?

To boost electric car sales in Germany, the government last week presented a new initiative, proposing incentive premiums of EUR 4,000 for all-electric cars and EUR 3,000 for plug-in hybrids. The initiative was presented after a high-level meeting at the Chancellery between several ministers and car industry representatives. The project is still on the political level, so that several details of this e-mobility initiative still have to be worked out. As half of the premium shall not be paid by the government but by (participating) car manufacturers, we still have to see who will pay the premium, and whether commercially the premium will be only half of the politically announced figure.

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TÜV Rheinland Survey Shows High Interest in Electric Cars – RWE Introduces First Electric Serial Cars

54% of the 1,000 participants of a TÜV Rheinland survey said they would consider buying an electric car within the next five years. Continue reading ‘TÜV Rheinland Survey Shows High Interest in Electric Cars – RWE Introduces First Electric Serial Cars’

Additional State Funding for Electric Cars Postponed

The ruling coalition government reportedly does not want to increase state funding for electric cars at the official launch of the National Electromobility Initiative on 3 May 2010. Continue reading ‘Additional State Funding for Electric Cars Postponed’

CDU/CSU Want to Increase Funding for Electric Cars

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), two of the ruling government parties, want to increase state funding for electric cars, thus accelerating their market launch. Continue reading ‘CDU/CSU Want to Increase Funding for Electric Cars’

Chancellor Merkel to Launch National Electromobility Initiative on 3 May

Together with the automobile industry, Chancellor Angela Merkel has started an initiative for the promotion of electric cars. On 3 May 2010, she will officially launch the National Electromobility Initiative (Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität). Continue reading ‘Chancellor Merkel to Launch National Electromobility Initiative on 3 May’

Bavarian Environmental Minister Calls for Complete Tax Exemption of Electric Cars

Owners of electric cars shall be permanently exempted from the motor vehicle tax and shall not pay electricity tax for years to come, Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Marcus Söder (Christian Social Union – CSU) demanded in a policy paper on electromobility. Continue reading ‘Bavarian Environmental Minister Calls for Complete Tax Exemption of Electric Cars’

Major German Automobile, Energy and Electrical Associations Co-operate on Electromobility

Major associations for the energy, automotive and electrical industry (VDA, BDI, BDEW and ZVEI) will co-operate on electromobility. To this end, they have set up a Steering Committee Electromobility (Lenkungsausschuss Elektromobilität und alternative Antriebe der deutschen Wirtschaft), headed by VDA chairman Matthias Wissmann. Continue reading ‘Major German Automobile, Energy and Electrical Associations Co-operate on Electromobility’

Office for Electromobility Starts Operations

The new Office for Electromobility started operations today. Continue reading ‘Office for Electromobility Starts Operations’

Tesla Wants to Expand in Europe

Cristiano Carlutti, Tesla’s new head of European operations, announced expansion plans for Tesla in Europe. Continue reading ‘Tesla Wants to Expand in Europe’

Government Adopts EUR 500m Electromobility Plan

On 18 August 2009 the German Federal Cabinet (German Government) adopted the National Electromobility Development Plan.  It aims at one million electric cars being driven in Germany by 2020.  The plan shall help to advance research and development, market preparation and introduction of battery powered cars in Germany. Continue reading ‘Government Adopts EUR 500m Electromobility Plan’