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Aid and incentives

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Financial aid for the purchase of vehicles

Incentives Explanation Scope of application Processed through
Pla MOVALT Finantial support for the purchase of alternative energy vehicles (electric, natural gas or LPG) without retroactive effect ( pending allocation of new funds ) Spain Associated car dealers
Subvenciones a la compra de vehículos de bajas emisiones (taxi y otros servicios) These are subsidies for the purchase of low emission vehicles for taxi and commercial use service vehicles operating in special atmospheric protection areas with the aim of improving the air quality of municipalities with high density of traffic (Open application) Catalonia Direcció General de la Qualitat Ambiental
Subsidy for the purchase of electric vehicles for municipal fleets AMB subsidy aimed at metropolitan councils for acquiring electric vehicles for municipal use. (Closed application) AMB AMB Provincial Directorate of Transportation and Mobility Technical Services
Incentives for purchasing CNG vehicles inside the ZEPA (Special Atmospheric Protection Zone)
Incentives for purchasing natural gas vehicles registered in Catalonia’s Special Atmospheric Protection Zone Catalonia DG Calidad Ambiental y Gas Natural Fenosa
Exemption of registration tax Exemption of registration tax fee to low emission cars – under 120 g/km – Spain Direct application on tax payment

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Installation of charge Points

Incentives Explanation Scope of application Processed through
MOVALT plan – associated charging station The MOVALT plan lays an obligation for associated car dealers to contribute with up to 1.000€ in order to install an ‘vinculated’ charging point (pending allocation of new funds) Spain Associated car dealers
Plan MOVALT – Infraestructura Finantial support for the installation of both public and private charging stations. (Pending publication). Spain IDAE
Subvención ICAEN punto de carga rápida Finantial support aimed to charging stations for public administration and families. Open application from February 22nd, 2017 and up to 30 business days after the publication thereof. > (Closed application)
Catalonia ICAEN
Obligation to install charging stations in newly built buildings and parking lots
According to the Royal Decree 1053/2014, newly built non-residential and public access parking lots must include charging stations in one out of every 40 parking spaces. Spain

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Cost savings

Incentives Explanation Scope of application Processed through
Discount on road tax (IVTM in Spanish) Depending on the municipality, discounts of up to 75% can be achieved on the yearly road tax. Barcelona & other municipalities Normally processed by the car dealer. If not, contactyour town council.
Free access to toll roads Free access to toll roads from Monday to Friday for electric vehicles with the ecoviaT label. Catalonia ecoviaT
Peatges tous’ (Reduced rates on toll roads) An up to 30% discount on stretches of motorway and tunnels for low-emission private cars with the ecoviaT label. Catalonia ecoviaT
Reduced parking costs in regulated areas Free parking in regulated areas of the city(Green Area and Blue Area), as per the tax regulations of each municipality Barcelona, Sant Cugat& other municipalities Contact your town council
Discount on the use of charge points in underground parking spaces Charge points have been fitted in some parking spaces by different public car park management bodies and they offer a discount on their use. Barcelona & other municipalities See the map for car parks with charge points
Discount on the use of public roadside charge points Free charge points at municipal roadside stations. Barcelona & other municipalities See the map of charge points in your municipality
HOV lanes Low-emission private cars with the ecovia T label can drive along the HOV bus lane of the C-58 road. Catalonia ecoviaT

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Support to fleets

Incentives Explanation Scope of application Processed through
Corporate tax deduction in exchange for investment into environmental protection Companies can deduct 8% of any investment into environmental improvements from their corporate tax. In the case of vehicles, investment that reduces local emissions is eligible (e.g. more sustainable vehicles for internal use in enclosed areas, warehouses etc). Spain DG Qualitat Ambiental (Directorate General for Environmental Quality)
Project CLIMA CLIMA ‘Carbon Fund for a Sustainable Economy’ Projects (FES-CO2) are projects developed in Spain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Improvements to fleets of vehicles represent reductions in emissions that can be acquired/bought by the FES-CO2 fund. Spain MAGRAMA (Ministry for Agriculture, Food & the Environment)
Personal income tax deduction for company vehicles A deduction of up to 30% in tax on earned income for the granted use of energy-efficient motor vehicles. Spain Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria
Environmental Quality Guarantee for Fleets of Vehicles The ‘Distintiu de garantia de qualitat ambiental’ (Environmental Quality Guarantee) is a Catalan eco-label that acknowledges products and services that surpass the legally required environmental quality criteria. Catalonia DG Qualitat Ambiental (Directorate General for Environmental Quality)
Green public purchases More and more public tenders for fleets of vehicles or services in the field of mobility include clauses with environmental stipulations concerning these fleets Spain Contracting public bodies