Cost reduction for solar vehicles

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 June 2021

What changes?

Cars running on solar energy (cars with solar panels) will get a reduction on their added taxable income rate. This reduction applies to all vehicles that run on sustainable energy. The reduction amounts to 10% of the car’s purchase value.

In 2021, the reduction in added taxable income rate for electric cars and cars running on hydrogen will be reduced from 14% to 10%.

For electric cars, the maximum amount of reduction has been fixed at € 6,300. There is no maximum for cars running on hydrogen or solar energy.

For whom?

Owners of:

  • cars with solar panels (solar vehicles)
  • electric cars
  • cars running on hydrogen


The change in law is expected to come into effect on 1 June 2021.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(in Dutch).

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO