At the beginning of October, we were already able to report that France will again reduce the subsidy amount for the purchase of electric cars. From the current 7,000 to 6,000 euros from 2021, and then to 5,000 euros from 2022. The subsidy for plug-in hybrids will fall from 2,000 to 1,000 euros from 2021. But France does not only want to cut premiums in the future, it even wants to issue new ones. According to Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, a new subsidy of 1,000 euros is planned. This is to come into effect if one wants to buy a used, purely electric car.
As planned, France will soon reduce the amount of support for the purchase of electric cars again. From the current 7000 to 6000 euros from 2021, and then to 5000 euros from 2022. The subsidy for plug-in hybrids will be reduced from 2000 to 1000 euros from 2021. France will only pay the premium at this level for cars costing less than 45,000 euros. The separate subsidy for low-income households of 3000 euros will be maintained for the time being.
A recent report from the computer and analysis company YouGov  has examined European consumers’ perceptions and attitudes about different powertrains in passenger cars (petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric cars). The report is based on responses from 11,400 consumers in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Only electric cars! The new Belgian government plans to ban the purchase of new company cars with combustion engines from 2026. “With an internal combustion engine” in this case means that plug-in hybrids would also be affected by the ban. In concrete terms, the ban would affect about ten percent of all cars registered in Belgium, i.e. a good 600,000 of the current six million vehicles.
First the British wanted to ban petrol and diesel from 2040, then in 2035 and now the media is talking about 2030. In the UK, a ban on the registration of new cars with internal combustion engines may be introduced in ten years’ time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to make an announcement thisRead more ⟶
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2020 has been a particularly unique year, which has also had an impact on global car sales, which fell sharply during the first half of the year. However, the impact on sales of rechargeable cars (PHEV and BEV) differs between different markets. Below is a list of sales in the largest car markets and SwedenRead more ⟶
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The German charging station manufacturer Hesotec signs distribution agreement with the EET Europarts from Denmark. The non-exclusive distribution agreement covers all Europe and enables next-day deliveries of all models in stainless steel and matt black colours.