Large e-cars are often cheaper than combustion engine vehicles – both in terms of purchase price and total cost – even without subsidies, the think tank Agora Verkehrswende finds. E-car subsidies in Germany can reach up to €9,000 but analysts say total costs need to be more transparent and the purchase of smaller e-vehicles also needs to be subisidised if the government wants to reach its target of having 15 million electric cars on the road by 2030.
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