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Every fifth new car in Switzerland is electric

Switzerland is not a member of the EU and is pursuing its own national path in promoting the electric car. While high state premiums in Norway and Germany in particular provide an incentive to buy, in Switzerland a division into national and cantonal support measures ensures regional peculiarities. We take a look at electric car subsidies and the most popular electric cars.

National and cantonal funding

While national funding currently exempts battery electric vehicles from automobile tax amounting to 4% of the vehicle value, the cantons have a wide-ranging funding program with a possible tax bonus. Each canton and the cities have their own funding scenario. This also results in from Canton Significant differences between cantons in the most popular vehicles for new registrations.

“The market share of electric cars was 20,5 percent in November, 1,4 percentage points higher than a year ago. These 4 battery-electric passenger cars (+391%) are joined by 22,1 plug-in hybrids (-1%) and 701 hybrids without external charging options (+14,1%). Together, the alternative drive systems accounted for a market share of 5 percent in November, and after eleven months they accounted for exactly half of the new matriculations (531). This number is in turn divided very precisely in half into plug-in vehicles (23,5 electric cars, +54,3%; 100 plug-in hybrids, -528%) and hybrids without a grid connection option (33, +314, 27,1 %). There are also 16 gas and 655 hydrogen passenger cars. With 13,9 new registrations, petrol engines account for a 50 percent market share, while the 380 new diesel cars make up 7,1 percent.” (Source auto-schweiz)

The top 5 new BEV registrations in Switzerland in January-November 2022

Tesla Model Y Copyright Tesla

1Tesla Model Y

4.074 units

Tesla Model 3 - Copyright Tesla

2.Tesla Model 3

3.145 units

SKODA_ENYAQ_iV - Copyright Skoda

3.Skoda Enyaq

2.447 units

Audi Q4 e-tron quattro - Copyright Audi

4. Audi Q4

1.563 units

The new Fiat 500 - Copyright Fiat

5. Fiat 500 and

1.331 units


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Images of cars Copyright of the manufacturer

Source. Statistics of the auto-switzerland from Bern

N. Hawthorn
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