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Incentives and Legislation

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 – CO2-based tax

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are exempt from paying annual car tax. Plug-in hybrid (PH)EVs pay car tax with at least 50 % reduced rate, which is decided by local governments.

Purchase subsidies

Grant of EUR 4 450 (RON 20 000) for a BEV (100 % electric). Grant of EUR 1 100 (RON 5 000) for a PHEV.

A subvention of EUR 10 000 is granted for the purchase of a new pure EV to which RON 6 500 can be added for scrapping a vehicle older than 8 years. Funding is maximum 50 % of the value of the purchased car.
Scrappage bonus increases 15 %, by RON 7 500 (EUR 1 500), which is granted for scrapping a vehicle older than 8 years and a bonus of EUR 4 500 for the acquisition a new hybrid PHEV and RON 3 000 (EUR 610) for the acquisition a new hybrid non plug-in vehicle. Cars with compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) systems receive an increased eco-bonus of RON 1 500 (EUR 305).


Other financial benefits

RON 600 million (EUR 1,2 million) available for the replacement of school minibuses. 2 500-3 000 schools will receive e-buses.

AF infrastructure incentives

A refund of maximum EUR 2 500 for stations < 22 kW and EUR 30 000 for stations > 22 kW.