1. Decide if electric driving suits your company
There are several reasons for electric driving:
- It is better for the environment.
- It is a part of sustainable business operations.
- It will also prevent any trouble with low-emission zones in large cities.
- It is often a condition when participating in a tender.
- You save on fuel and maintenance costs.
2. Determine the electric means of transport
If you take the step to electric transport, consider which means of transport suits your company and which rules apply to different means of transport. You can choose a:
- electric car
- electric scooter
- electric cargo bike (for example a BSO bus, in Dutch)
- electric scooter (in Dutch)
You can buy or lease an electric car. Also consider if you are purchasing or leasing the means of transport for business or private purposes.
3. Check the tax benefits of electric driving
Electric driving does not only save on fuel and maintenance costs. You can also benefit from tax schemes:
- Fully electric cars are currently exempt from motor vehicle tax (mrb) and Private vehicle and motorcycle tax (bpm).
- For semi-electric cars that emit less than 50gr CO2 per km, you pay half the rate for motor vehicle tax (mrb).
- If you invest in business assets, you may qualify for the small projects investment credit (kleinschaligheidsinvesteringsaftrek, KIA).
- The Environmental Investment Deduction (Milieu investeringsaftrek, MIA) and the Random depreciation of environmental investments scheme (Willekeurige afschrijving voor milieu-investeringen, VAMIL) provide a tax advantage when investing in, among other things, electric delivery vans and trucks or charging stations.
4. Check the available subsidies
There are also subsidies for the purchase and lease of electric vehicles and charging points.
- You can make use of the Subsidy scheme for zero-emission commercial vehicles (Subsidieregeling Emissieloze Bedrijfsauto’s, SEBA) if you purchase an electric van or truck.
- As a self-employed professional, do you opt for a private lease or the private purchase of an electric vehicle? Then you can use the subsidy for electric passenger cars for private individuals (Subsidie Elektrische Personenauto’s Particulieren, SEPP).
- Do you want to buy or (financially) lease a new zero-emission truck for your company? Or do you have a leasing company that leases trucks? You can apply for the purchase subsidy for zero-emission trucks (AanZET).
- In addition, inquire into local subsidies at your municipality (in Dutch) or province. The subsidies from several municipalities are listed on Nederland Elektrisch.
5. Check if a charging station is mandatory in your company parking lot
In some business situations, it is mandatory to have a charging station in your parking lot. If you are renovating your business premises or building a new one, you must install at least 1 charging station for every 10 parking spaces. Does your business premises have more than 20 parking spaces? From 2025 you must have at least 1 charging station.
Do you need a charging station in a public area? See how to request a charging station (in Dutch).