Nov 25, 2021 - 03:58 pm
Germany’s new government aims for more sustainable transport
The newly-elected German federal coalition government has presented its coalition agreement. This is titled “Mehr Fortschritt Wagen” and can be translated to something like “dare to innovate” or “dare to make progress.” This, of course, has a number of ramifications for the transport industry.
Nov 18, 2020 - 12:46 pm
Germany extends stimulus for EVs until 2025
In Germany, a panel of top politicians and business leaders has decided on further incentives for electric mobility. As expected, these include the extension of the innovation premium until 2025, but also subsidies and requirements for the expansion of charging infrastructure.
Jul 8, 2020 - 01:16 pm
German Innovation Premium comes into force
In Germany, the Innovation Premium that spells out the doubling of the federal share of the Environmental Bonus for electric vehicles has come into force. The amended funding guidelines for the Environmental Bonus were published in the Federal Gazette, thus making it official.
Jun 4, 2020 - 02:12 pm
Germany doubles EV subsidies, no more diesel support
In an economic stimulus package following the Corona crisis, the German government has included several measures to promote electric mobility. The most powerful one is that the state is doubling its share of the environmental bonus in the form of a new “innovation premium”.
Feb 18, 2020 - 05:43 pm
Increased EV subsidies go into effect in Germany
The increased environmental bonus has now come into force with its publication in the German Federal Gazette for official announcements. Meanwhile, the ministry responsible for the allocation of the bonus – the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) – has updated its website.
Feb 11, 2020 - 05:27 pm
EV subsidy increase in Germany green lit by EU
Brussels has given the green light for an increase in the EV subsidy scheme, the Environmental Bonus in Germany. According to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the European Commission today announced that it has no objections to greater financial support for electric vehicles in Germany.
Nov 5, 2019 - 02:49 pm
Germany to increase electric car sales with subsidies
At the “car summit” held at the Chancellery in Berlin, the German federal government and industry representatives have agreed on measures to boost electric cars sales. Purchase premiums and the number of charging stations will increase, while some questions remain unanswered.
Feb 13, 2019 - 02:05 pm
Germany considers extending EV subsidies
It is looking quite likely that Germany will extend subsidies for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The German government is reportedly considering extending the available period beyond June 2019.
Jul 17, 2018 - 07:50 pm
Germany: Tesla buyers must pay back plug-in grant
Close to a thousand buyers of the Tesla Model S have been asked by German authority BAFA to pay back the plug-in grant (Umweltbonus) at once. This follows an alleged subsidy fraud that has since been cleared, but too late for most.
Apr 4, 2018 - 02:39 pm
Sales record: Germans bought 3,792 electric cars in March
The German KBA has issued the latest sales date for electric and hybrid cars and March has broken the record in every respect. 3,792 electric cars were sold in Germany in that month alone, more than in any other month and 73.1% more than in February.
Mar 27, 2018 - 04:38 pm
Germany: Model S included on list for EV subsidies again
After Tesla had have to watch the German authority BAFA exclude the Model S from the list of eligible EVs for the country’s plug-in grant (Umweltbonus), the Model S is now listed again, as long as it comes with the most basic trim level for real this time.