Austria has updated their subsidy packet for electrified vehicles for the years 2019 and 2020. Notable is that BEVs now receive a unified 3,000 euro subsidy each, but only up to a purchase price of 50,000 euro for private use or 60,000 euros for commercial use.
The new regulation applies both to fully electric cars and fuel cell cars. Private individuals now receive 1,000 euros less than before for fully electric vehicles. Plug-in hybrids and electric cars with range extenders will continue to receive a subsidy of 1,500 euros. However, there is also an update here: Plug-in hybrids with diesel are no longer eligible for the subsidies.
Private individuals now also receive a subsidy of 400 euros for electric cargo bikes. Anyone who buys an electric motorcycle in the L3e class can also count on 1,000 instead of 750 euros in state aid in the future. Recently, financial support was also added for home charging stations and intelligent charging cables – with 200 euros each.
Charging stations in multi-party houses are now also subsidized with 600 euros (if cars are purchased at the same time). Previously, the subsidy was only 200 euros. The subsidy sum for publicly accessible rapid charging stations with more than 43 kW of charging capacity continues to be 10,000 euros, rapid charging stations for commercial vehicles with more than 150 kW will receive 20,000 euros. An overview of all further funding details can be found under the link below from the responsible ministry.
The package has a total volume of 93 million euros for both years. The funding pot was contributed to jointly by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and business partners, including above all importers of automobiles and bicycles, as well as representatives of the specialist sports industry. The previous package had also been valid for two years. According to the responsible ministry, 14,300 applications for electric cars and two-wheelers were received during this period – about half each from private individuals and companies.
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