July 4, 2017 | Vivian Zhou
As we're approaching the end of 2018, you've only got a few months left to take advantage of some of the best incentives you can claim for your (first) electric car! We've listed the top three EV incentives per country here.
Latest update: August 2018
Though not much of an early adopter, Belgium is catching up rapidly. In 2016, the number of electric car sales in Belgium almost tripled, and the number of EV charging stations grew by 350% as compared to 2015. Here are a few of the EV incentives you could be missing out on:
Living in Belgium? You can find the highest number of public charging stations in Antwerp, Brussels, & Ghent. Prefer a charging station at home or at work? We do too. Check out our EV charging solutions here.
France made tremendous gains in electric car numbers over the past few years. Going from less than 10,000 registered electric vehicles in 2012, to over 115,000 in 2017.
Living in France? Your best bet in finding a public charging station is in the Southwest of France. Prefer charging at home or at work? We do too. Check out our residential EV charging stations here.
The UK government pledged a £290m sum to boost the EV industry, of which £80m is dedicated to increasing the number of charging stations for electric vehicles across the country.
Living in the UK? Most of the public charging stations are located in Glasgow and the North East. Prefer charging at home or at work? We do too. Get up to 75% off of the installation of your own EV charging station at home or in your workplace with the OLEV grant. This equals up to £500 (incl. VAT) per household / eligible vehicle! Request a charging station here.
Home to the most beloved combustion engine car manufacturers, Germany has been the slowest of the bunch in pushing pro electric car plans. But as of last year, the country has adopted an incentive and investment program to encourage the switch to plug-in hybrids. Additionally, the German government has backed the push for a Europe-wide ban on combustion engine vehicles by 2030.
Living in Germany? Stuttgart is your best bet for finding a public charging station! Prefer charging at home or at work? We do too. Request your very own EV charging station here.
Norway’s original goal was to have 100,000 EVs on the road by 2020. As of last year, Norway already exceeded this number with more than 121,000 electric vehicles on Norwegian roads. Quite impressive for its relatively small population of just 6 million.
Living in Norway? Bergen and Oslo have the highest number of public charging stations. Prefer charging at home or at work? We do too. Check out our EV charging stations here.
The Netherlands is planning to phase out all internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. The country has the highest ratio of public charging stations to electric vehicles. According to studies, 47% of Dutch drivers often or always charge their EV at work.
Driving in the Netherlands? Public charging stations are all over the place! Most of them are located in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Prefer charging at home or at work? We do too. Learn more about our residential EV charging stations here.
Sweden is investing heavily in charging infrastructure and the promotion of sustainable vehicles. Take a look below to see how you can navigate the Swedish incentives jungle.
The ‘Super environment-friendly car’ Grant was replaced on July 1, 2018, by a ‘bonus malus-system,’ where environmentally friendly vehicles with relatively low emissions of max 60g CO2/km are eligible for a grant. Every EV owner can get a premium worth up to 60,000 SEK (approx. 6,000 euros). This is available for both individuals and businesses. The bonus is given at a maximum of 25% of the EV's (new) purchase price. You can calculate your bonus here.
’Klimatklivet’ is an investment incentive for local and regional projects which aim to reduce CO2 emissions. All types of organizations, companies, municipalities, foundations and associations (such as housing associations) can seek investment support from ‘Klimatklivet’ for charging stations. The grant covers up to 50% of the investment and is divided into two categories; non-public (built on an individual parking lot) and publicly available charging stations. The grant is given four times a year. Find the application periods here. ‘Klimatklivet’ is exclusively designed for businesses and public associations. For individuals, there's a ‘Charge at Home’ incentive.
The ’Charge at Home’ Incentive is granted to individuals who own private property with ‘a right to use’, meaning that you have the right to install a charging station. The grant can be given up to six months after the station is installed and covers 50% of the cost of the charging station and installation. Please note that each contribution is limited to 10.000 SEK per property.
Living in Sweden? Your best bet for finding a public charging station is in Stockholm, Skåne, and Västra Götaland. Prefer charging at home or at work? We do too. Request a charging station here.
The incentives listed in this article are defined by each country’s government and are implemented nationwide. However, many cities have taken a step further to get their citizens behind the wheel of an EV. This means that on top of your usual financial incentives, your electric car may be eligible for extra perks, depending on the city you live in or commute to:
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