In view of climate change, everyone is talking about electromobility – and Volkswagen is offering an all-electric car from 2020 with the ID.31, which is intended to make the new, emission-free drive technology attractive and affordable for many. A central role in the competitiveness of pure electric vehicles, such as the ID.31, is determined by their costs. This applies to purchase, operation and resale. So, is the switch to e-mobility worthwhile not only ecologically but also economically?
The fact is: In the vast majority of markets, both the purchase and use of e-cars have become significantly cheaper in recent years. The main reasons for this are falling battery costs, more efficient production, government purchase premiums and relatively cheap electricity compared to petrol or diesel. The most important aspects in detail: