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Subsidies for e-mobility

Overview of public subsidies for charging infrastructure and e-vehicles in Austria & Germany

Subsidies in the field of electromobility are provided for all companies in Austria and Germany. In addition, public authorities, associations, religious institutions and other entrepreneurial organizations can also request financial support.

Please note that our overview does not list all funding from the respective federal nor the individual states. Please find out more about this directly on the website of your state and / or your municipality.

E-mobility subsidies in Austria

Austrian subsidies for e-mobility in companies

80% of the additional costs for the purchase of emission-free commercial vehicles and 40% of the eligible investment costs for the construction of e-mobile infrastructure are funded.

A total of 365 million euros are available for funding.

More information on funding zero-emission commercial vehicles and infrastructure

Charging infrastructure is being funded as part of the 2023 e-mobility campaign. Funding is provided for the construction of e-charging stations (pillars or wallboxes) at which only electricity from renewable energy sources is available as drive energy for electric vehicles.

Publicly accessible charging points:

  • AC 11 to 22 kW → 2,500 euros
  • DC up to 100 kW → 15,000 euros
  • DC from 100 kW → 30,000 euros

Charging points not accessible to the public:

  • AC 11 to 22 kW → 900 euros
  • DC up to 50 kW → 4,000 euros
  • DC 50 to 100 kW → 10,000 euros
  • DC from 100 kW → 20,000 euros

More information on funding for charging infrastructure

Funding is available for e-minibuses (class M1 and approved for at least 7+1 people > 2.0 tons maximum permissible weight), e-minibuses (class M2) and light e-commercial vehicles (class N1 with more than 2.0 tons and less than the same 3.5 tons maximum permissible total weight).

  • E-vehicles with a permissible total weight of 2 to 2.5 tons → 7,500 €
  • over 2.5 tons up to 12,500 €
  • Class M1 e-minibuses up to 12,500 €, class M2 e-minibuses up to 24,000 €

The subsidies of leased vehicles is permitted. In these cases, the date of the invoice for the deposit payment or advance payment is decisive.

More information on subsidies for e-commercial vehicles and e-minibuses

The combination of several measures can have a positive effect on the amount of public funding: climate-friendly e-mobility projects in the areas of e-taxis, e-car sharing, e-rental cars and e-driving school vehicles, e-two-wheelers and e-special vehicles are also funded in combination with e-Charging infrastructure.

Funding is limited to 30% of eligible costs for all applicants.

More information on subsidies for combinations of charging infrastructure & e-vehicles in Austria (PDF, German)

Pure e-cars are exempt from both the NoVA (standard consumption tax) and the engine-related insurance tax. Plug-in hybrids are only taxable for the engine-related portion of the engine-related insurance tax.

More information on exemptions from NoVA & motor-related insurance taxes

E-vehicles are input tax deductible if they are purchased as company vehicles.

More information on input tax deductions for e-vehicles

For the private use of company cars that are purely electric vehicles, the benefit in kind (from 1.5 to 2 percent, depending on the vehicle) falls to zero. In addition, private e-vehicles that are free of charge by the employer are not considered to be benefits in kind if the electricity supply is free at the point of delivery.

More information on the cessation of benefits in kind

E-mobility subsidies in Germany

German subsidies for e-mobility in companies

The Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) has launched a new funding programme to support companies in setting up fast-charging infrastructure for cars and trucks.

Funding is available for commercially used fast charging points with a charging capacity of at least 50 kW and the necessary grid connection.

BMDV (press release), (call for funding & FAQ), (application form)

The environmental bonus in Germany promotes the following items:

  • Acquisition (purchase or leasing) of a new, first-time registered, electrically powered vehicle (retroactive registration from June 3, 2020
  • Used cars that were first registered after November 4, 2019 or later and whose second registration was after June 3, 2020.

If all requirements are met, the environmental bonus of 6,000 € for purely electric vehicles and 4,500 € for plug-in hybrids is granted with a maximum net list price of 40,000 €. Above a net list price of 40,000 € up to a maximum of 65,000 €, an environmental bonus of 5,000 € is granted for all-electric vehicles and 3,750 € for plug-in hybrids.

More information on the environmental bonus including the innovation bonus

The private use of electric company cars with a gross list price of up to 60,000 €, more than half of which is used privately, is taxed monthly at 0.25 percent of the gross list price as a non-cash benefit.

More information on vehicle tax for e-cars

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