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Subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicles in Germany

Written by Daniel Andzhurov – January 18, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

In 2022 there will be a premium of up to €9.000,- for the purchase of electric cars in Germany.

The subsidy rules for the purchase of electric cars and plug-in hybrids will soon be changed. It has already been officially confirmed that the subsidy in Germany for the purchase of electric cars and plug-in hybrids will continue in 2022, with an amount of up to €9.000,-. The decision was made by the new coalition governing Germany: The Social Democrats, Greens, and the Free Democrats.


However, in its current form, the subsidy will remain only until the end of 2022 – after December 31, 2022, it will be given only for "cars that have a positive effect on environmental protection, guaranteed only by electric drive and a minimum electric mileage." That is, from January 1, 2023, for Plug-in hybrids, mileage will be important, not emissions.


How many cars have received subsidies in Germany?

Interest in electric or plug-in hybrid cars in Germany is growing steadily. Of course, the main credit for the interest of buyers of these models is the subsidy. Since the beginning of the subsidy, 962,812 cars have received it (data from December 1, 2021). In the first half of 2021 alone, 273,614 cars received subsidies.


Auto Trendy’s take:

We, at Auto Trendy, love reading about these kinds of government initiatives which encourage people to think and act in an environmentally friendly way. We hope that many other countries will follow the example of the Germans and use their own creativity to make the initiative even better. The consequences of such acts are not only environment-related, but they also help motivate the automotive world to push the limits of development.