Dealers are noticing that electric cars are becoming less popular. There is more uncertainty among potential customers about costs in the near future, especially regarding car taxes.
Electric car sales are declining. Buyers are in doubt because in more than a year they will also have to pay car tax for these cars. It is reported that the Netherlands is no longer the European leader in this market advertisement. Anyone driving an electric car doesn’t have to pay vehicle tax, but this will change from 2025. In that year, a quarter of the tax rate will apply, and from 2026, you’ll have to pay the full price. This mrb beats, because the heavier it is the more expensive it is, and electric cars are 300-600kg heavier than similar petrol cars. For example, depending on weight, you will pay €720 per year in road tax for a small Fiat 500e and up to €1,800 for a Tesla model
In recent months, dealers have noticed that they are selling fewer electric cars. “Buyers are not sure. For us, this tax measure is not a finished race. There must be a correction in the weight of the car tax, otherwise buyers will withdraw and we will not meet climate goals,” said Paul Dee. Wahl of the automotive industry association Bovage told the newspaper. advertisement. Martin van Biesen from the Electric Drivers Association: “Things are not going well with new orders. You can also see that in the support pot for purchasing an electric car. For the first time, it will not be empty this year. People “I’m not sure that the tax that will start will apply to Electric driving by 2025. Electricity prices also appear to be able to rise in all directions,” explains data company Autotelex. advertisement Another problem is a price war: “The consumer is waiting, and the consumer has become more waiting because of the recent drops in prices. This is what usually happens during a period of deflation: people are waiting for lower prices.” Not only is there no rush for new EVs, but used EVs aren’t actually flying off the counter.
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