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This is how much drivers have to pay for refueling this year

In March the prices for diesel and super increased further. AUTO BILD shows how much motorists have already had to bleed with fuel prices this year - and how things will continue.
Fueling up is currently not fun for drivers in Germany. In March 2021, the Fuel prices a ride up and down - and in the end everything was more expensive again. According to the consumer information service Clever Tanken (part of the AUTO BILD group), a liter of diesel cost a nationwide average of 1.31 euros, four cents more than in the previous month.
For the liter of Super E10, 1.45 euros were due, which is six cents more than in February. The last time Super E10 was even more expensive was in June 2019 (1.47 euros), diesel in November 2018 (1.42 euros). For four tanks of 60 liters of Super E10 each drivers paid on average this March 348.34 euros, scarce 15 euros more than in February. Diesel driver paid for almost the same amount ten euros more: 314.83 euros.
At the beginning of the year, drivers in Germany finally had to stop from the cheap fuel prices the past few months saying goodbye: With the return to normal VAT rate of 19 percent (previously 16), the introduction of the national CO2 price for traffic and heating as well as rising Crude Oil Quotes multiple misfortunes fell upon them at once. (Overview: all changes for drivers in 2021.) Now the wreckage of the container ship "Ever Given" and the blockade of the Suez Canal that followed for days made crude oil more expensive.

Around 50 euros more fuel costs for the average driver

A total of prices rose for gasoline and diesel in the course of 2021 so far by almost 18 percent. Owners of cars with internal combustion engines had to leave in March spend almost a fifth more on fuel than three months earlier. Expressed in numbers, that meant for him Diesel driver approx. 49 euros and for the Gasoline customers even over 53 euros, the one at the end of the month were missing in the wallet. (Here are tips for saving fuel.)
"How the Fuel prices in April will developdepends on many factors, some of which have contradicting effects, "says Steffen Bock, founder and managing director of Clever Tanken. After all, there was one shortly before Easter positive signal from the major crude oil exporting countries (Opec + states) that their Loosen the conveyor brake and want to produce 350,000 to 450,000 barrels (159 liters each) more per day by July. In contrast, they would speak Growth prospects for the major economies United States and China for one higher demand for crude oil - and thus rising prices, so Bock. The speed of vaccination and lockdowns imposed in the corona crisis, which influence the recovery of the markets and thus the price development, are also likely to be decisive; Then there are the talks about the nuclear deal with Iran.

Combustion engines should become less attractive: also a fuel price driver?

Lots motorist makes the current development angryWe can see that clearly in the letters from AUTO BILD readers. Unanimous tenor: "Why should we always be milked?" However, some point out that gasoline is still available At the beginning of 2020 it was more than 20 cents more expensive than a year later. Right. And still others say, yes, there is no other way, you have to make refueling more expensive, otherwise nobody will think about it. In any case, one thing is certain: virtually everyone pursues the innovation bonus, the environmental bonus and the wallbox funding political announcements a goal -the internal combustion engine bit by bit to make it unattractive. This year there is a general election, and everyone should know: Even where it does not say "outside" as it is with the Greens, there is this atmosphere in it.


My forecast is: Diesel and gasoline become another 20 years drive long. Nobody dares to expropriate the owners. It will be different: Tax and fuel will be much, much more expensive (see sample calculations above), so will the Stock of cars over the years sink. The car lobby that could prevent this does not exist. Frequent drivers will be the price increases feel even more violently. What if they have a fuel card? Then the employer feels it. Everything that has to refuel, from the nursing staff to the pizza delivery man, will pass on the costs. Then not only will tapping become more expensive, but also many other things.