Electric transport is developing fast. E-bikes and electric scooters are taking over city centres. More and more electric cars are available and the number of charging points is increasing rapidly. Entrepreneurs who drive electrically profit from financial benefits.
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Think about which electric means of transport suits your companyElectric driving is better for the environment (in Dutch) and will help your company gain a green(er) image. If you want to switch to electric transport, ask yourself which electric transport vehicle is right for your company. You can buy or lease an electric car. But perhaps an electric moped, bicycle or scooter will suit your company better.
The financial benefits of electric drivingElectric driving pays off. An electric car saves fuel and maintenance costs, and you can take advantage of tax schemes:
- Fully electric cars are exempt from motor vehicle tax (mrb). Semi-electric or plug-in hybrid cars that emit less than 50 g CO2 per kilo meter pay half rate.
- Fully electric cars are exempt from Private vehicle and motorcycle tax (Bpm).
- The Environmental Investment Deduction (milieu investeringsaftrek, MIA) provides a tax benefit for investments in electric and hybrid vehicles or a charging point.
An environmentally friendly car has a lower added taxable income rateIf you have a company car, this has consequences for income tax and VAT. When you use your business car for private purposes, you will be faced with an added taxable income rate (bijtelling). This addition is a percentage of the list price. An environmentally friendly car has a lower added taxable income rate. Calculate the VAT and addition for your private use (in Dutch).
Check the available subsidiesIn addition to tax benefits, there are sometimes also local or regional subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles and charging points. Inquire at your municipality (in Dutch) or province. The subsidies from a number of municipalities are listed on Nederland Elektrisch (in Dutch).
Electric car serious alternative
The national government encourages electric driving because it does not emit any CO2. Major car manufacturers are already investing heavily in electric models. The number of charging points (in Dutch) is also increasing significantly. The electric car is a serious alternative to gas fueled driving, especially for companies that have to deal with strict environmental zones in the big cities.