Applying for the so-called SEPP subsidy has been possible since 10 January. Until Monday, a subsidy of 16.7 million has already been applied for, reports the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). This concerns 11.3 million for new electric cars and 5.4 million for second-hand plug-in cars. Not all submitted subsidy applications have yet been assessed, says the RVO.
There is a subsidy of 2950 euros for new electric cars this year, 400 euros less than last year. For second-hand plug-in cars, the amount has remained the same: 2,000 euros.
Subsidy pot empty after a few months
Last year the subsidy proved to be very popular: the subsidy pot for new plug-in cars was already empty at the end of May. The pot has been filled this year with a total of 99.4 million euros, 8 million euros more than in 2022.
With the subsidy scheme, the government wants to stimulate the use of electric cars. If the pot is empty, people who are interested will have to wait until early next year.
Second-hand electric cars
The number of new electric cars that can be purchased with a subsidy will be around 22,700 this year. Last year there was a budget for almost 21,200 cars.
The budget has been increased especially for second-hand cars: more than 32 million euros are now available for this, good for 16,200 cars. Last year, the government allocated more than 20 million euros in subsidies for electric used cars, good for 10,200 cars.
The RVO has published a list of car brands and plug-in car models that may be eligible for the subsidy scheme. To determine whether a car meets the subsidy conditions, the body checks, among other things, the registered list price via the vehicle registration register of the RDW.
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