GHG bonus: Who collects the quota in the company car?

Around eleven percent of all registered passenger cars in Germany are company and service cars. And among them are increasingly e-cars and plug-ins. No coincidence: With the GHG premium, the government not only wants to get private customers to switch to electric cars, but also to ensure that companies convert their fleets.

And it makes companies more attractive employers: In a recent survey, 33 percent of people attested that potential companies would gain in status if they offered job applicants a company car with an electric drive. Two years earlier it was just over a quarter. If the drivers could also claim the annual GHG premium of up to 400 euros, the attractiveness would probably have reached its zenith: an additional bonus, paid by the state on top of that!

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First of all, it is immaterial whether a company car (or even an official e-scooter) is bought, (permanently) rented or leased. In principle, company electric cars also have a right to participate in GHG quota trading. And just like private individuals and freelancers, companies can also have the emission reduction certificates for their company cars paid out via an appropriate placement agency. However, the prerequisite is that it is a purely electrically powered vehicle, because hybrids or plug-in hybrids are not covered by the regulation.

An entry in the vehicle documents is decisive

The question remains whether the company itself benefits or the individual company car driver. Ask your fleet manager about this or take a look at your company’s company car policy – it should state whether the company collects the GHG premium or leaves it to its employees. Incidentally, the decisive factor for the payment is who is entered as the owner in the vehicle registration document (registration certificate part I), because only he or she can upload their data online to one of the numerous intermediaries, which forms the basis for the allocation of the GHG premium.
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The applicant must upload the vehicle registration document together with their personal data or the data of the company via the service portal of the respective agency. It takes only a few minutes. The application is forwarded by the service operator to the public authorities and checked here, which still takes three to four weeks.

Company car users have to pay tax on the GHG premium

The GHG premium is then paid to the agency, which usually keeps around 20 percent of the amount for itself as commission. According to the current status, the company will then have a bonus of between 250 and 350 euros. The bonus itself can be applied for by the respective company once a year and once per vehicle. Every fully electric vehicle, i.e. car, truck, pedelec, electric scooter or similar, can be registered.

Niu electric scooter

E-scooters and motorbikes are also entitled to the GHG premium – regardless of whether they are used privately or for business.

While the annual payment amount for a car is just 250 to 350 euros, it is due to the significantly higher CO2-Savings of up to 1,000 euros for a truck or even a few thousand euros for a fully electric bus, which is noticeable in accounting as the fleet grows. The only downside: Unfortunately, the GHG premium is taxable for company cars.

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