Interactive map – Electric vehicle purchase incentives per country in Europe (2019 update)

This map demonstrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and the availability of purchase incentives to stimulate ECV sales for each of the 28 EU member states.

Key observations

  • Purchase incentives for electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs), and especially their monetary value, differ greatly across the European Union.
  • Only 12 EU countries offer such bonus payments or premiums to buyers of ECVs.
  • The majority of EU member states only grant tax reductions or exemptions (related to acquisition and ownership) for electrically-chargeable vehicles. A comprehensive overview of these fiscal measures can be found here.
  • Some merely offer an exemption from the annual circulation tax for electric vehicles.
  • Four member states still do not offer any tax benefits or incentives for ECVs at all.
  • These four countries all have very low market shares of ECVs (ie less than 1%):
    • Croatia (N/A);
    • Estonia (0.5%);
    • Lithuania (0.4%);
    • Poland (0.2%).

Note: 2019 data, covering passenger cars

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