Delivery times for e-cars – if you want to collect the premium, you have to order now

E-mobility
Delivery times for e-cars – if you want to collect the premium, you have to order now

The Jaguar e-Pace is still available until the end of the year.

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Government and manufacturers subsidize e-cars down to half the price. The discount paradise ends at the end of the year – and many vehicles will not be available by then.

E-mobility is worthwhile – at least as long as the full subsidy is still being paid. It is only certain until the end of the year. Possibly they will be extended, perhaps the next cabinet will realize that huge sums of money are being given away to high earners – with a very questionable environmental benefit. In the Merkel era, there was always no money for a subsidy for a far more environmentally friendly electric bike.

It doesn’t even stay half a year. But not every car is immediately available. A certain delivery time is normal for an individually assembled car. However, the production lines of some manufacturers have not yet been completely converted to electric, plus the semiconductor shortage of the Corona months.

If you decide now, you have to hurry, because the day of approval counts and not the day of the order. Some vehicles are already out of the running – at least when ordering a new vehicle. You have to be lucky to get hold of a rare specimen at the dealer in the yard or to find a dealer who has pre-ordered at their own risk and is expecting the vehicles in the coming months.

But if you want to order normally and then also equip your car according to your own wishes, you have to stick to it. But the situation is not hopeless. Our data comes from the portal Carwow. Interested parties can get specific offers from local dealers. The information on availability and prices are based on real contracts and not on non-binding information. Without much effort, you can get a good offer from specific dealers in the region. The customer may not get the cheapest price in Germany, but he gets a good, fair price – without having to go to ten dealers and negotiate individually.

Recourse to hard data

And so the portal also has access to the real delivery times. It looks bad at Audi. The delivery times for the various e-Tron models are between 6 and 14 months (Audi RS e-tron GT). At BMW you can try the “design” vehicle i3 (4 months), for i Xun d iX3 it should be too late. At just two months, the Tesla Model 3 is available surprisingly quickly, while the other Teslas are in short supply. All French models (Citroën, Peugeot, Renault) are still in the running for the deadline. At VW you can try your luck with VW e-Crafter Delivery Van (3-4 months) and ID.3 (4-5 months). Opel Corsa-e, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric should also be available by the end of the year. From the Smart, you can try the smart EQ forfour. Porsche also has short delivery times, the Jaguar i-Pace will be available in 4 months, at Mercedes it takes a little longer, but it can still work. The full list can be found below.

In addition to the state’s innovation bonus, there are price campaigns by manufacturers. “If we are to be honest, the market for small e-vehicles is completely distorted by the promotion. They are much cheaper, they almost halve the price,” said Philipp Sayler von Amende, managing director of Carwow stern. In percentage terms, the premiums in the lower price segments have a much stronger effect. In addition, the innovation premium is reduced from a list price of 40,000 – without special equipment. The cheapest models cost little more than 10,000 euros and are therefore cheaper than a comparable combustion engine. A full 53 percent is currently saved when buying a Renault Twingo Electric (from 12,065 euros) and smart EQ fortwo (from 10,945 euros), while the somewhat outdated BMW i3 is at least 40 percent. The large family van Opel Zafira-e Life will also be 45 percent cheaper.

Current delivery times for e-cars

delivery time

Audi e-tron

6 months

Audi e-tron GT

14 months

Audi e-tron S

6 months

Audi e-tron S Sportback

6 months

Audi e-tron Sportback

6 months

Audi Q4 e-tron

12 months

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron

12 months

Audi RS e-tron GT

14 months

BMW i3

4 months

BMW iX

6-9 months

BMW iX3

7 month

Citroen e-C4

4-4.5 months

Citroen e-Jumpy Kombi

2.5-3 months

Citroen e-Spacetourer

2.5-3 months

Dacia Spring

9-12 months

DS 3 Crossback Elektro

5-6 months

FIAT 500 Electro

3-4 months

Ford Mustang Mach-E

5-6 months

Honda e

5-6 months

Hyundai IONIQ 5

6 months

Hyundai Ioniq Elektro

4-6 months

Hyundai Kona Elektro

4-6 months

Jaguar I-Pace

4 months

Be e-Niro

5-6 months

Kia e-Soul

5-6 months

Mazda MX-30

5-6 months

Mercedes-Benz EQA

4-5 months

Mercedes-Benz EQC

6 months

Mercedes-Benz EQV

3-4 months

Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer

4-5 months

MINI Cooper SE 3-door

6-8 months

Nissan Leaf

4 months

Opel Corsa-e

4-5 months

Opel Mokka-e

6-7 months

Opel Zafira-e Life

8-9 months

Peugeot e-2008

3-5 months

Peugeot e-208

4.5-5 months

Peugeot e-Expert panel van

5-6 months

Peugeot e-Expert Kombi

5-5.5 months

Peugeot e-Traveller

3-4 months

Porsche Taycan

2-3 months

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

2-3 months

Renault Kangoo ZE

4-5 months

Renault Twingo Electric

4-5 months

Renault Zoe

4-5 months

Skoda Enyaq iV

9-12 months

smart EQ forfour

5 months

smart EQ fortwo

6-7 months

smart EQ fortwo Cabrio

6-7 months

Tesla Model 3

2 months

Tesla Model S

6-9 months

Tesla Model X

6-9 months

Tesla Model Y

5-6 months

Toyota Proace Electric

4-5 months

Toyota Proace Verso Electric

4-5 months

VW e-Crafter panel van

3-4 months

VW ID.3

4-5 months

VW ID.4

5-6 months

VW ID.4 GTX

5-6 months

Top 10 e-cars / hybrids (broken down by largest discounts)

Brand & Model

% avg. Savings

carwow offers from

Renault Twingo Electric

53

€12,065

smart EQ fortwo

53

€10,945

smart EQ forfour

51

€11,546

Dacia Spring

45

€12,883

Opel Zafira-e Life

45

€30,166

Renault Zoe

42

€18,202

Opel Corsa-e

42

€17,987

BMW i3

40

€24,230

MINI Cooper SE 3-door

39

€20,675

Mazda MX-30

39

€21,754

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