From China to the United States, governments in many countries around the world have provided different levels of subsidies and tax incentives for electric vehicles (known as “new energy vehicles” in China) to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. However, according to the latest news from foreign media, with the sales of electric vehicles from Tesla, California, the future consumers will no longer be able to enjoy subsidies from the US federal government.
According to a number of media reports, such as the British Daily Telegraph, Tesla has confirmed that the cumulative sales of electric vehicles has exceeded 200,000.
According to the US federal government's regulations on electric vehicle consumption subsidies, each car company has a subsidy of 200,000 vehicles, and consumers will receive a subsidy of 7,500 dollars. However, after the 200,000 units are exhausted, the government will reduce or even cancel the subsidies.
According to reports, within 2018, American consumers continue to purchase Tesla electric vehicles and still enjoy federal government subsidies. In the first half of next year, consumers can only enjoy $3,750. If they buy in the second half of next year, they will receive a subsidy of only $1,875. After that, consumers who purchase Tesla electric vehicles will find it difficult to enjoy any federal government subsidies.
However, in addition to the federal government, the US state governments have introduced electric vehicle subsidies, but the different state regulations vary greatly.
Tesla is also the first manufacturer in the US to sell more than 200,000 electric vehicles. However, the media predicts that electric vehicle manufacturers such as General Motors and Nissan will not be far away from the exhaustion of 200,000 subsidies.
For the US electric vehicle industry and consumers who like to drive environmentally friendly vehicles, government subsidy cancellation is not good news. According to reports, some members of the United States had previously proposed to amend the system to cancel the limit of 200,000 vehicles and continue to strongly support the development of electric vehicles, but this has not yet become a formal system.
Previously, Tesla released the Model 3, the first Volkswagen model. The single-charged cruising range was 350 km and the price was only $35,000. The cruising range and reasonable price triggered the consumer's Great enthusiasm, Tesla has received orders for 400,000 vehicles worldwide.
However, Model 3 currently has a capacity of only 5,000 vehicles per week. In order to improve the financial situation, Tesla decided to first produce a high-end, high-margin version of Model 3, including a 500-kilometer version, which sold for $49,000. In addition, Tesla recently launched a four-wheel drive version and a performance version. With a variety of interior options, the cost of the purchase will be $60,000.
It is reported that consumers who book the standard version of Model 3 may have to wait a year or two to pick up the car.
In addition, consumer booking Model 3 mainly focuses on lower price thresholds, and it is unclear whether Tesla's electric vehicles will not receive the federal government's $7,500 subsidy, which will hit Model 3's future sales.
This week, with the gradual increase in Model 3 production, Tesla has also revised some of the policies ordered by consumers. For US and Canadian consumers, Tesla officially opened the Model 3, consumers can personalize the configuration on the official website, and pay a prepayment of 2,500 US dollars. The previous payment of the $1,000 deposit was completely cancelled.
According to industry experts and industry media, if the electric vehicle cancels government subsidies, the industry will enter a “challenge period” because the current cost of batteries and vehicles is still unable to compete with traditional fuel vehicles. .
GM is the largest automaker in the United States and an active developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. GM may follow Tesla and use up to 200,000 units of subsidies next year.
Electric vehicles are not a new thing. However, due to the slow decline in the cost of vehicle batteries, the market share of electric vehicles in the automotive market is still low, and the United States lags behind some advanced countries in northern Europe in terms of electric vehicle penetration.
According to market research firm IHS, last year, electric vehicles accounted for 1.2% of total US car sales. In 2022, four years later, the market share of electric vehicles will only be 5%.