Germany greens streets with €4,000 discount on every e-car — The Local de | One-billion-euro government’s promotion programme

Germany greens streets with €4,000 discount on every e-car

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Germany will subsidise electric car purchases to give a jolt to sluggish growth in the sector and help meet national climate goals with zero-emission mobility, the government said Wednesday.

Car buyers will receive €4,000 when they choose a purely electric vehicle and €3,000 for a plug-in hybrid, with the cost shared 50-50 between the public purse and car makers.

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Overall, the one-billion-euro government programme should subsidise 400,000 electric cars and boost the segment to the point where the e-car becomes “mass market capable”, said Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

 

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