In Germany Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn were priced at 17.850 €, but now they cost 19.390 €. This represents a 1.540 € price increase.
Why the sudden price increase?
Because there is an upcoming 5.000 € incentive from the German Government for electric cars.
This only proves my point, Government incentives keep the prices artificially high. They are counterproductive. If automakers start lowering electric cars prices, they can no longer justify receiving Government subsidies. That’s what is clearly happing in France. Electric cars are specially overpriced there.
This is a clear example of public money wasted to support private profits.
The best way to make electric cars successful is taxing even more polluting ICE cars. As the new Portuguese Government is doing, despite all the criticism from general public.