Funding of electromobility in the Netherlands
The Netherlands are known to be a forward-thinking country, especially when it comes to mobility topics. Therefore, it is not surprising that the expansion of electromobility has a high priority in the country. The result is convincing: The Netherlands have the highest ratio of electric vehicle charging points per 100 km worldwide. One explanation for this could be the numerous funding opportunities.
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Dutch citizens can request a charging station close to their home or work place anytime. The installation of this public charging point and the access to it are free. Citizens only pay for the consumed energy. It is often very lucrative for companies to invest in sustainable environmentally friendly charging stations, as this type of investment is tax-advantaged. All Dutch funding and incentive options are well described in the nations Incentive Guide.
National funding optionsEvery purchase of an electric vehicle is funded. You will receive 4.000 Euro for a new car and 2.000 for a used one.
Anyone who buys an e-car is completely exempt from purchase taxes (BPM) in the Netherlands. For plug-in hybrid vehicles owners only pay a moderate tax according to their emission level. Additionally, electric cars are exempt from the ownership tax MRB until 2024. Hybrid cars receive a 50 % discount when it comes to MRB. And finally, even companies can save taxes. They pay a reduced company car tax fee (Bijtelling) for their electric vehicles. Standard for non-electric cars is 22 %, but it is reduced to 8 % in 2020, 12 % in 2021, 16 % between 2022 till 2024 and 17 % in 2025.
Avoiding the eco tax
For non-eco-friendly vehicles that are more than 12 years old, owners pay additional 15 % ownership tax in the Netherlands. Moreover, gasoline and diesel taxes have been increased by one cent per liter in 2020. There will be another one-cent increase in 2023.
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