Asked about the social marker and the price of use represented by electric cars, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Energy Transition, defended them tooth and nail.
This Sunday, May 21, Agnès Pannier-Runacher was a guest of Europe 1. The Minister for Energy Transition spoke on a literally electric subject: that of electric cars. Asked about the social marker that these vehicles represent, she defended tooth and nail the vehicles using this energy :
“20 years ago, renewable energies, everyone explained to us that it was not competitive, that we were spending considerable public money. Today (…) investment in these sectors which have had to consolidate [fait] that they have developed. Exactly the same thing will happen for electric cars. »
“The electric car in use costs much less than a car that runs on fuel”, assures @AgnesRunacher #LeGrandRDV #Europe1 pic.twitter.com/k6DIULmjvh
— Europe 1 (@Europe1) May 21, 2023
Same attitude about price of use of these cars. The minister said that the latter are cheaper than thermal vehicles :
“We forget one thing, which is that the electric car, in use, is still cheaper than a car that runs on fuel. It is widely proven. I would like to remind you that the government allows charging stations to benefit from the energy shield. In use, an electric car, it is very clear and very proven, costs less than a thermal one. The engine is a little less complicated to maintain and gasoline costs more than electricity. »
Statements that remain questionable. Indeed, although the energy shield also concerns charging stations for electric cars, some prices have skyrocketed lately. So much so that it is actually possible to pay for your fill-up of electricity as expensive as that of gasoline.
If electric cars can be cheaper to use, the higher cost of buying these vehicles is however a problem. Depending on the profiles of motorists, thermal cars may be more interesting. This concerns in particular drivers who do not do many kilometers per year.
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