Corporate Electric transport and your company

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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.

Think about which electric means of transport suits your company

Electric 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 driving

Electric driving pays off. An electric car saves fuel and maintenance costs, and you can take advantage of tax schemes:

An environmentally friendly car has a lower added taxable income rate

If 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 subsidies

In 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.

Your own charging point at your company

Would you like your own charging point at your business location or company site? The Startup Guide 'Charging electric cars at the office' (in Dutch) will help you purchase the right charging options for your electric vehicle. The start guide is a step-by-step plan with key considerations such as the charging speed, management (doing it yourself or outsourcing), costs and tax regulations and subsidies.

Follow the developments around electric transport

The Netherlands wants to be a leader in electric transport. The parties that work together in the Formula E-Team (FET) and the national government together ensure that electric driving develops further and ties in with trends abroad. With the Nederland Elektrisch portal, the FET keeps you informed of developments in the field of electric mobility. You can also follow the news about electric driving (in Dutch) from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

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