On Monday 13th Dec 2021, Germany’s new Government announced its plan of restructuring the current system of incentive payments for electric and hybrid car’s buyers. The Government said that they are extending the system for a year but the requirements for such vehicles to qualify for monetary support will become tougher.
The new economy and climate ministry said that the payments will be provided only from 2023 and they will be strictly for those e-vehicles which will have a positive climate-protection mechanism in place. Further the manufacturers must demonstrate those mechanism for the approval. In part, the approval will be based on a prerequisite minimum distance limit which cars must travel on electric power.
But for the next year, the current system will remain in effect, where buyers of electric-only cars gets incentives of up to €9,000 or $10,200, while those of plug-in hybrids gets it up to €6,750.