The rumor persists that electric cars are expensive and not worth it. Rising electricity prices fuel these fears. Many potential buyers are asking: is it really worth buying an electric car? Energy economist Claudia Kemfert has a clear answer.
The price of electricity has been rising for years: compared to the turn of the century, it has tripled due to increased taxes, fees and levies. Reason enough to question the switch to electric vehicles for economic reasons. However, in an interview with Wirtschaftswoche, energy economist Claudia Kemfert of the German Institute for Economic Research can give the green light.
She is sure that the price of electricity can go down slightly. The EEG rate will fall because prices on the electricity exchange are currently skyrocketing. The higher the purchase price of electricity on the exchange, the lower the EEG rate will be. He also believes that the electricity tax should be reduced in line with the increase in CO2 prices.