The energy transition is eating into the mobility transition: 53 percent of German electric car owners regret switching to an electric car. This was the result of a YouGov survey conducted by charging software company Monta. The operating costs of electric vehicles are very high.
Anyone who believed the green lobby’s promises about e-mobility and bought an electric car is now often angered by this decision: According to a survey by the Danish company Monta, 53 percent of German electric car drivers surveyed probably prefer combustion. Will give priority to the engine. , This is due to high operating costs – especially electricity costs.
Monta develops software for charging stations, which aims to promote e-mobility. The company’s COO Max Scherrer called the survey results “concerning.” Shire criticizes the lack of transparency when it comes to charging costs: anyone who charges at home only finds out the cost with the next electricity bill, while billing models vary at public charging stations. .
Shire says charging at home is cheaper, but of course not everyone has that option. (Since housing shortages force citizens to live like chickens in a field, parking lots with charging stations are rarely planned politically.) The recommendation to buy just one photovoltaic system for your home wallbox seems foolish: the working population and their vehicles are not at home at times when they are fortunate enough to produce electricity. Anyway, only the property owner can decide on the installation of such an expensive system.
As is well known, electric cars are significantly more expensive to buy than combustion engines: lower operating costs should indeed compensate for this, but this is not realistic in a politically generated energy crisis. The price of electricity in Germany is still limited, while energy security is being further reduced – most recently by the closure of nuclear power plants. Grid stability is decreasing and electricity rationing has already been announced for electric car drivers and heat pump owners.
Moreover, the increasing number of electric vehicles on the roads also leads to higher incidence of damage, which will inevitably be reflected in the increase in insurance premiums. Batteries in particular can quickly turn electric cars into complete financial losses after even minor accidents. In early 2021, Süddeutsche reported generally significantly higher repair costs for electric vehicles.