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Facts & Advantages

AN ELECTRIC CAR MEANS A CLEAR ADVANTAGE.

Electric cars are efficient, quiet and locally emission-free. They require less maintenance than combustion engines and much of the electricity they need comes from renewable sources. That is a decisive advantage for the environment. And for all of us.

BYE BYE, CO2

Electric cars have numerous advantages for the environment. 

BETTER CARBON FOOTPRINT.
The carbon footprint of electric cars is significantly better than that of combustion engines - over their entire service life. This has been proven by numerous studies. The most important reason is that electric motors are more energy-efficient and do not emit a single gram of CO2 while you're driving.   
 BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
Of course it's true that energy is needed for battery production and that releases CO2. But electric cars recoup this energy during operation. A recent study shows that the CO2 balance is already equalised after about 30,000 kilometres - a super value with an assumed battery life of 250,000 kilometres!   
NO POLLUTANTS? FANTASTIC!

Electric cars are not included in any pollutant class. That makes perfect sense because they don't emit any pollutants. That means they can be driven everywhere without hesitation - even in the growing number of city-centre environmental zones. A clear advantage over all combustion engines. 

Remember, you will still need to register your electric car to be able to drive in these zones.

 

THIS ALSO SPEAKS IN FAVOUR OF ELECTRIC CARS. 

Financial benefits.

Electric cars pay off. You can currently benefit from a number of attractive subsidies and incentives. Find out how the purchase or lease of an electric car can benefit you or your company.
STATE SUBSIDIES.
At the moment you can save up to 9000 € when buying a pure electric car and up to 6,500 € when buying a plug-in hybrid. These subsidies are part of the so-called innovation premium of the German Federal Government. The innovation premium has been extended until the end of 2025. However, there is still a lot to be said for switching to an electric car now.   
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COST ADVANTAGES OVER PETROL/DIESEL VEHICLES.
Do you want to calculate your financial advantage with an electric car or plug-in hybrid? All factors such as environmental bonuses, tax or monetary benefits can be found here. 
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EASY IN THE CITY.
Electric cars are simply perfect for the city. The advantages are obvious: you are powerful but quiet on the road. And you can park in the city centre free of charge while charging. By the way, there are over 35,000 regular and 5,730 fast charging throughout Germany  (Berlin, Munich and Hamburg alone have more than 1000 charging stations each). And in addition to the numerous advantages of buying an electric car, you're always driving in an environmentally friendly way. In every city - and on the road to the future.  
FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

Whether as company cars or commercial vehicles - electric cars are reliable companions in everyday life: they're emission-free, stress-free and highly efficient. When it comes to company cars,there are some serious tax and financial advantages to make the most of. In many countries, governments have reduced the rate that the private use of electric company cars are taxed at, down to 0.25 % (BEV) and 0.5 % (PHEV) of the gross list price - probably until 2030. Companies therefore benefit from low taxes - and low insurance premiums, while employees pay less personal tax too. In short: electric cars are a quick pay-off for your company!

Moreover, electric cars are particularly low-maintenance because they have fewer wearing components. This means less downtime - great for fleet operators. These are all good reasons why electric cars are bein increasingly adopted by companies and in vehicle fleets.

 

CHARGING AND RANGE.

Maximum driving pleasure. More and more range. And ever shorter charging times. 

Find out how an electric vehicle can make your everyday life easier. 

ELECTRIC DRIVETRAINS MADE SIMPLE.

Everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

FINDING THE RIGHT ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN.
Fully electric (LEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV)? At Opel, we have a whole family of electric vehicles and we want you to be well informed, to know the differences. Once you know, you can then you can weigh up exactly which drivetrain is really the best for you. Here you will find everything you need to know. 
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HOW DOES THE BATTERY WORK?
Just like the smartphone? Not quite. But not too much different either. With electric car batteries, it's a good idea to keep the battery level somewhere between 20% and 80%. You can find out why this is so and many other interesting facts about batteries here. 
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MORE TECHNICAL BASICS.
Electromobility may seem complicated at first, but actually it's not complicated at all. Would you like to delve deeper into the subject before you make the switch? Or would you like to expand your basic technical knowledge? Then this section is for you. 
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