Incentives By European Country

European Countries

Austria

  • A subsidy of up to €30,000 is available to companies and public entities for the purchase and installation of DC charging stations designed to accommodate heavy goods vehicles.
  • A subsidy of between €300 and €15,000 is available to companies for the purchase and installation of publicly accessible charging stations.

Belgium

  • A tax exemption applies to private companies located in the Brussels-Bornes électriques Capital Region on taxes levied on companies for each visitor or staff parking space (€5 per M2) tax if their parking spaces are fitted with charging stations.
  • A new draft law for the social greening of mobility (expected to get approved before Q4 2021) introduces new incentives for EV charging in Belgium:

Denmark

  • A tax reduction of around 1DKK (€0.13) per kWh applies to companies that provide electric vehicle charging on a commercial basis.

Finland

  • A refund of up to 35 percent of the total purchasing and installation costs for charging infrastructure is available to companies that provide charging and use electric vehicles. This refund can increase to 50% if at least half of the stations offer power of 11 kW or more.

France

  • Up to €960,- (private use) and up to 75% connection costs refund (for bus depot)
  • Up to €2700,- (AC) and €11,100,- (DC) (both public use) and up to 75% connection costs refund related to the purchase, installation and grid connection costs for private and commercial parking (private and public use).

Germany

  • Companies in Berlin can apply for a grant that covers up to €2500 per AC charging station (up to 22 kW) bought or leased. Alternatively, up to €30,000 in funding can be applied for per DC fast charging station (22 kW and above).
  • Companies and public entities in Bavaria providing publicly accessible charging can apply for a grant that covers 60 % of the costs associated with the charging stations, and a grant that covers 60 % (up to €50,000) of grid connection charges.
  • In Saxony-Anhalt, companies and public entities can apply for a number of grants. Specifically, up to 60 % of total costs (or €3000) can be claimed back per charging station up to 22 kW, up to 60 percent (or €12,000) for charging stations up to 100kW, and up to 60 percent (or €30,000) for charging stations over 100 kW. Additionally, up to 60 % of total costs can be claimed back for low voltage (€5000) and medium voltage (€50,000) connections.
  • In Thüringen, small and medium-sized companies, legal entities, and research institutions can apply for a number of different subsidies. Up to 75 percent (or €200,000) of investment costs for electric vehicles or charging infrastructure can be covered, though this is limited to €100,000 for freight transport companies. Another subsidy offers up to €15,000 for the purchasing and installation of regular speed charging stations, and up to €30,000 for DC fast charging stations. A third subsidy covers a fixed rate of up to €500 per kWh, as well as 75 percent of network connection expenses.

Greece

Currently, Greece only offers incentives for the purchasing and installation of residential charging stations.

Ireland

  • A grant of up to €5000 to local authorities to support the development of on-street public chargers

Italy

  • Tax returns on up to €3000 for the purchasing and installation costs of charging stations are available to companies until December 2021.

The Netherlands

  • Deductions of up to 36 percent on costs associated with purchasing and installing charging stations are available to companies and public entities.
  • A tax return of up to 75 percent of costs associated with purchasing and installing charging stations are available to companies and public entities.

Spain

  • A grant covering between 30 and 40 percent of the purchasing and installation costs associated with publicly accessible charging stations is available to companies and public entities.

Sweden

  • A grant that covers 50 percent of the costs associated with the purchasing and installation of both private and public charging stations is available to companies and public entities.

United Kingdom

  • A voucher-based scheme that covers up to 75 percent of purchase and installation costs for up to 40 stations is available to companies.
  • Tax benefits for costs incurred during the first year of expenditure on charging infrastructure are available to companies.