Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn prices rise in Germany

Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero


The French electric cars are now more expensive.


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.



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Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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4 Responses

  1. orinoco says:

    The best way would be an adaptive fossil fuel tax that raises automatically when the oil price lowers and vice versa. That way you would get more constant gas prices and a continuous pressure on the consumption on oil and at least consumers of fossil fuels would pay for the costs they burden on the shoulders of those who don’t (climate chance, air pollution)

    BTW why is JavaScript necessary here? I don’t see any obligatory necessity of it for a simple comment function. WordPress works without either.

  2. Pedro Lima says:

    That policy was recently implemented in Portugal. Even if the crude oil barrel price drops, the tax maintain fossil fuel prices.

    Automakers want to sell cars. If Governments make selling gas cars harder they’ll switch to electric. Blocking the access of polluting cars into cities is also a good policy.

    In my opinion public money should only be invested in public transportation, never in private.

    JavaScript is for the polls.

  3. Ralf K says:

    PSA’s explanatory statement regarding the price increase on March 1st can be read at Manager Magazin:
    * higher transportation costs
    * changes in exchange rate between Yen and Euro (PSA buys the vehicles from Mitsubishi)

    List price for the Mitsubishi EV in Germany remains at 23790 EUR.

    BTW: Of the 5000 EUR of *planned* government subsidies for private consumers in Germany (planned to take effect in July 2016, but still heavily debated), car manufacturers are supposed to contribute 40%, this means 2000 EUR per car being sold, with the government only spending 3000 EUR per sale to private consumers.

    Draw your own conclusions from this. 🙂

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