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Incentives and Legislation

The incentives and legislations section are being updated now. An up-to-date version for all countries are expected until 29th March 2024.

Incentives and legislation that aim to increase uptake of alternative fuels vehicles and infrastructure.

If you know of other national or local incentives that should be included in this section, please send us an email and let us know.

Ownership tax benefits

Tax reduction: 

Minimum rate (EUR 120 per year) for battery electric vehicles (BEVs)s.
Reduced rate (EUR 140 per year) for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) ≤ 50 g/km CO2.

 

Company tax benefits

A tax incentive for companies paying corporation tax is in place in the form of Accelerated Capital Allowances for Energy Efficient Equipment.  Since 2008, this scheme has been allowing companies to write off 100 % of the purchase value of qualifying energy-efficient equipment against their profit in the year of purchase. The scheme supports the purchase of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), hybrid vehicles and the associated charging equipment.

Purchase subsidies

Purchase incentives for individuals in 2021:
- Up to €5,000 for BEVs
- Up to €5,000 for PHEVs with ≤ 50g CO2/km and full-electric range of ≥ 50km

 

Other financial benefits

Free charging at some normal and high power public recharging points. Free on-street parking while charging in some local authorites. Regulations made to provide for distinct marking of on-street space for charging of EV's.

AF infrastructure incentives

Free installation of domestic chargers up to EUR 2 000

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Incentives and Legislation

The incentives and legislations section are being updated now. An up-to-date version for all countries are expected until 29th March 2024.

Incentives and legislation that aim to increase uptake of alternative fuels vehicles and infrastructure.

If you know of other national or local incentives that should be included in this section, please send us an email and let us know.