Ultimately, this is a problem shared by a number of other green or low-carbon
Without any state subsidies at all they are often not sufficiently
attractive for the average consumer or commercial investor to the extent that is
desired politically. Added to this is the fact that electromobility, as a technology,
represents a particularly expensive means of avoiding CO2 emissions. The
benefits for climate protection would actually be greater if the financial
resources that are currently being pumped into electric cars were to be used for
other low-CO2 technologies. However, a policy turnaround in the regulation of
CO2 emissions in road traffic is not expected any time soon.
For now, we can
remain hopeful that the technology will advance quickly and bring us to a point
where buyers no longer need to be incentivised by the state to choose an
electric vehicle, but do so because it represents the best option for them from
an economic perspective.