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Cabinet accelerates to stimulate electric car: tens of millions extra

The budget is about three times larger than initially planned, the caretaker cabinet writes. By making more money available, it wants to give more people the opportunity to buy or lease an electric car, new or second-hand.

Second-hand offer

The ‘additional benefit ceiling’ for electric lease cars will be reduced from 40,000 to 30,000 euros. Lease drivers are expected to opt for cheaper electric models more often. In the long run, this will be good for the second-hand market, where more affordable second-hand supplies will then be available.

Steven van Weyenberg, outgoing State Secretary for Infrastructure, wants to make emission-free driving attractive for everyone. “Many more people will receive support in the next three years with the switch to an electric car. With this we also make meters for the climate and against nitrogen problems.”

Also entrepreneurs

Also 28 million euros will go to a pot with which entrepreneurs can buy a clean delivery van. Entrepreneurs can already receive a subsidy of up to 5000 euros when switching to a van that runs electrically or on hydrogen.

In the run-up to 2025, cities will be allowed to designate zones where only clean delivery vans are allowed to drive. In the years 2023 and 2024, the cabinet will therefore allocate extra money to make the switch to such an electric or hydrogen delivery bus more attractive for the carpenter, parcel deliverer or window cleaner.

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