What will the year 2020 bring for electric mobility in Germany?

13.12.2019

At green|connector, we are working intensively on the market and see various effects that will probably have an enormous influence on further developments in Germany in the coming year.

At green|connector, we are working intensively on the market and see various effects that will probably have an enormous influence on further developments in Germany in the coming year. At the last car summit in the Chancellery, politicians sent out further clear positive signals and thus further improved the general conditions. Be it the extension and increase of the purchase premium for electric vehicles. Or a further reduction in the taxation of the pecuniary advantage of company cars to only 0.25%. However, many had disregarded another strong player so far - Volkswagen.

Production of the ID3 has recently started in Zwickau. The ID3 should be nothing less than the start of a fundamental change at VW and stand in line with the Beetle and Golf. The company wants to leave the diesel scandal behind and make Volkswagen a pure electric car manufacturer. The strategy is daring, but consistent. Next year, 100,000 ID3 will be produced at the new production site in Zwickau. An expansion to 400,000 is planned for 2021. Compared to the current E-cars on German roads, this is an enormous boost.

Why could the ID3 be a success? In direct competition with the Golf class, the ID3 is not yet quite as impressive in terms of its starting price, but its purchase premium, tax exemption or consumption advantages in terms of total cost of ownership (TCO) are in fact impressive. Last but not least, the ID3 has the chance to become a bestseller in German company car fleets since the pecuniary advantage rises only by 0.25%. On the one hand, this offers the chance to open up new customer groups, but on the other hand, there is also certainly the hope of being able to enthuse the "golf repeat customers" for the ID3. The more than 200,000 new Golf registrations annually certainly have an enormous potential.

What will the year 2020 bring for electric mobility in Germany?