Electric cars are increasingly conquering Swiss roads and the EU is also setting ambitious targets: From 2035, only electric vehicles may be sold. But what impact will this change have on you as a consumer in Switzerland? In our blog post, we take a look at the future of the Swiss car market. We show you how you can flexibly adapt to the changes towards electric with a car subscription.
The latest statistics from the Federal Statistical Office from October 2023 paint a clear picture: electric cars are gaining momentum. On the reporting date, 30 September, 3.3% of the total of around 4,760,800 registered passenger cars were purely electric - an increase of 2.3% compared to the previous year. The picture becomes clearer when you look at new registrations. In 2022, 17.7% of newly registered cars were electric vehicles, an increase of 4.4 percentage points compared to 2021.
Goals and challenges of electromobility
Far too little, if it's up to the "Electromobility Roadmap" - an initiative launched by the Swiss government with the aim of driving forward the development of electromobility and thus achieving Switzerland's climate targets. One of the main aims of the roadmap is for half of all new registrations to be electric cars by 2025. To achieve this, a well-developed charging network is needed. Concerns about too few charging stations are considered one of the main arguments against e-mobility. However, these concerns are increasingly being invalidated: as of November 2023, there are more than 12,500 generally accessible charging stations across Switzerland, with the aim of 20,000 by 2050, according to the "Electromobility Roadmap".
EU regulations and their impact on Switzerland
The trend towards the electrification of road transport is no coincidence. On the 8th of June 2022, the European Union Parliament decided that new cars with petrol and diesel engines may no longer be sold from 2035. The ban only applies to new registrations; used cars may continue to be sold. From 2050, however, the ban will end: combustion engines are expected to be banned altogether. Even though Switzerland is not part of the EU and does not have to comply with the ban, it is likely that fossil-fuelled new cars will also disappear from Swiss roads.
Test electric cars flexibly with a car subscription
Many consumers are therefore rightly asking themselves whether it is still worth buying a combustion engine at all. Carvolution customer Michael was toying with the idea of switching to electromobility. However, buying or leasing was not an option for him. He says that there will be a lot happening in electromobility in the next two years and he simply wants to test it out with the flexible subscription and then see what happens. Customer Frank is also very enthusiastic about the subscription and is already driving his third electric car with the Carvolution car subscription.
It is precisely this flexibility that is one of the major advantages of the car subscription:
Subscribing to a combustion car without risk: You're flirting with a combustion car, but the leap to electromobility is also tempting? No problem. With the subscription, you can drive a combustion engine with complete peace of mind and still have the freedom to switch cars when you're ready for something new.
Discover and experiment with different electric cars: our fleet is becoming increasingly electric. We currently have a good selection of different electric vehicles, some of which can be subscribed to for as little as six months. This allows you to test different technologies and see what suits you and your everyday life best.
Conclusion: flexible and risk-free with a car subscription
The latest statistics from the Federal Statistical Office and the goals of the "Electric Mobility Roadmap" make it clear that the trend towards electrification is progressing. With the increasing number of charging stations and the impending EU ban on new cars with combustion engines, electromobility is about to take a big leap forward. For consumers who are still unsure, the car subscription offers an excellent opportunity to experience electromobility and decide whether and when the switch makes sense for them personally. In a rapidly changing world, the car subscription offers flexibility and the opportunity to keep pace with developments without having to make a long-term commitment.
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