The end of the marketing of petrol and diesel cars has been announced for 2035 in the European Union. That is the objective set by the European Commission. To achieve this, the supply of electric cars must make an industrial and commercial leap.
Currently, a conventional car with a thermal motor is cheaper on the market because it costs 20% to 30% less than a fully electric model. But the consumer can also take into account other factors when making his choice.
“Another advantage of the electric car is the tax system. In almost all European countries, electric cars have a tax advantage with very little or no tax, or with purchase bonuses, which are also available in some European countries. And the last advantage is that the electric car, at least as far as the engine is concerned, is much simpler, with much fewer components, almost frictionless, because it operates with a magnetic field, so there are very few frictions, which reduces the risk of damage, requires much less maintenance and has a longer life. So in terms of maintenance costs, repair costs over the life of the car, we have a big advantage,’ said a reporter at Monitor Automobile.
An electric car consumes an average of 5€ per 100km, for an identical diesel model the consumption is estimated at 10.50€. The other challenge to the success of this transition is the development of recharging stations. Germany, France and the Netherlands are the best equipped Member States. In Belgium, the Brussels region has embarked on a huge project to catch up.
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“Yes, we have a multi-layered strategy to develop up to 11,000 charging stations by 2035. 11,000 charging points, that is, 22,000 points, because there are two charging points like here behind me. So yes, it is gradually underway, we are simplifying the administration, we will also divide the city into four large plots that will then be given to motivated individuals who want to take them on and who will have to install these power stations,” said a Brussels climate minister.
If developments in cars and electrics continue on the same trajectory, the balance between the price of thermal and electric cars could be achieved by 2030.
Source : euronews