The subsidy will help significantly in increasing the electric drive and electrification of the fleet of vehicles. Since May 1, 2023 alone, 28,608 new applications have been added. To date, a total of 1,170,972 applications have been submitted to the Buffer for clean battery electric vehicles. Plugins are still behind – for them, however, the bonus ended in 2023. They come with 804,861 applications. 453 applications were received for hydrogen-electric vehicles with fuel cells, which shows that the topic may remain difficult in the passenger car segment.
Then we have listed several interesting tables about the current state of the program.
Applications for each model – 1,976,286 in total. Battery-electric models clearly dominate here.
Pure battery electric vehicles: 1,170,972
Plug-in combinations: 804,861
Fuel cell vehicles: 453
Application and applicant: Individuals and companies are almost equal. Churches and non-profit organizations are surprisingly weak, as are freelancers.
Companies with municipal participation: 9,889
Private company: 12
Registered association, non-profit investor: 6,279
Municipal companies: 1,221
Municipal Society: 204
Church, ecclesiastical institution, recognized religious community: 2
non-profit organization: 2
Corporate body: 14,299
Registered cooperatives: 1
Exclusive ownership: 19
Top 10 manufacturer: With the exception of Tesla, you will find almost the usual picture here – domestic manufacturers ahead of others, followed by Tesla, Renault and Hyundai. Audi, Opel and Seat are underrepresented here.
Mercedes Benz: 183,504
Top 10 models: The picture changes here and Tesla’s Model 3 leads, while the VW ID.3 comes only in third place. The (still) strong positions of the Renault Zoe and the BMW i3 are interesting.
Tesla Model 3: 95,410
Renault Zoe: 89,954
VW ID.3: 65.447
Tesla Model Y: 56,313
VW e-up!: 56.308
Hyundai Kona electric: 54,589
Smart ForTwo EQ: 48,924
Fiat 500e: 47,549
BMW i3: 44,150
VW ID.4: 37.216
Application for each federal state: Not surprisingly – the most populous and economically sound federal states set the tone here. For a large number of inhabitants, Berlin comes off very badly.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: 16,473
Lower Saxony: 183,421
North Rhine-Westphalia: 479,468
The list shows that support is well received and how much has already happened: There are still cars in the top ten that are not produced anymore. It will be interesting to see when the funding pots close and what happens next.