There is a boom in electric vehicles in the country, and deliveries are delayed – this is due to both the coronavirus pandemic and difficulties in supplying semiconductors to automakers.
In Germany, car dealers are running out of stocks of electric cars – some are already left without electric cars, while others have very few of them. Autonews Europe portal reports about it.
In 2020, the number of registered electric vehicles reached 194.1 thousand, which is three times more than a year earlier. At the same time, in January 2021, demand remained high, and even more, it became twice as much as it was in 2020.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some shipments are being delayed and some are not as massive as originally planned. The supply is also affected by the shortage of semiconductors, which we have already talked about – these microcircuits are used to create smartphones, laptops and other equipment, and automakers cannot quickly adapt to the shortage of chips.
Most often Germans prefer to buy Volkswagen ID3, Renault Zoe and Tesla Mannequin 3.