The EU is planning a costly blow to e-cars: From 2024, a 100 percent duty will be imposed on e-vehicles that are imported from Great Britain or contain many British components. This is what the new trading rules resulting from Brexit provide.
Consumers’ concerns are justified: manufacturers are likely to apply the tariffs to selling prices.
But that’s not all: Another rule from Brussels states that from 2024 at least 45 percent of the value of electric cars must come from parts of the EU or Great Britain. The move aims to make the EU more independent from Asian suppliers. But experts have warned: This could also increase the prices of electric cars.
Germany’s Economics Minister Robert Habach (54, Green Party) is sounding the alarm. According to information from “FAZ”, he in a letter asked the EU Commission to postpone the introduction of tariffs for three years. As “BILD” reports, British car association SMMT estimates that European vehicles could become about 4,000 euros more expensive as a result of the tariffs.