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BEV sales in Switzerland stagnated after funding ended

Switzerland is not a member of the EU and follows its own national approach to promoting electric cars. While in Norway and Germany in particular, high government premiums provide an incentive to buy, in Switzerland a division into national and cantonal support measures ensures regional peculiarities. The funding has now expired and the cards for new registrations are being reshuffled.

End of funding in 2024

While national funding for battery-electric vehicles was currently exempt from automobile tax amounting to 4% of the vehicle value, the cantons had a broad funding program with a possible tax bonus. Each canton and the cities have their own funding scenario. This also resulted in: Canton There are significant differences in the most popular vehicles for new registrations compared to the canton. These subsidies have now expired.

“It is only thanks to strong growth in plug-in hybrids of 14,1 percent that the market share of plug-in vehicles increased slightly overall. With 1 passenger cars that have a gasoline or diesel engine in combination with an electric drive that can be charged via the power grid, and the 582 electric cars, their total market share was 2 percent in January - 364 percentage points above the start of 25,9 Hybrid drives without plugs account for 0,2 percent of sales (+2023%), gasoline engines account for 30,3 percent (-2,1%) and remain market leaders. Pure diesel engines are found in 32,6 percent of new cars - a remarkable, because rare, market share gain of 3,3 percentage points compared to the same month last year for the diesel engine." (Source auto-schweiz)

The top 5 new BEV registrations in Switzerland:

January 2024

SKODA_ENYAQ_iV - Copyright Skoda

1. Skoda Enyaq

339 units

Tesla Model Y Copyright Tesla

2Tesla Model Y

250 units

Volvo EX30 - Copyright Volvo

3. Volvo EX30

153 units

Audi Q4 e-tron quattro - Copyright Audi

4. Audi Q4

87 units

BMW ix1 - Copyright BMW

5. BMW iX1

71 units

Switzerland is popular as a country for emigration

“Of all European countries, emigrants from Germany are still most often drawn to Switzerland. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports, almost 2022 German citizens were resident in the neighboring country at the beginning of 311. Their numbers have been increasing for years. Compared to 300, the increase was less than 2021% or around 1 people.” (Source Federal Statistical Office / September 1, 800)


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Source. Statistics of the auto-switzerland from Bern

N. Hawthorn

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