The MOVES III Plan goes ahead with little changes that car dealers have been demanding for a long time. And although there are still some purchase aids that are left out, there will be a higher number of cars that access this aid system.
The MOVES III Plan is the aid system that the Government uses to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles. The subsidy discounts 4,500 euros on electric vehicles with a lower price, before VAT, of 45,000 euros. This amount increases up to 7,000 euros with the scrapping of a vehicle that is more than seven years old. In addition, these amounts are increased by 10% when the applicant has been registered for more than two years in a municipality with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.
If we talk about plug-in hybrids, the aid is 2,500 euros for the purchase (5,000 euros with scrap) as long as it is below the aforementioned 45,000 euros without VAT when selling the car. If the plug-in hybrid approves more than 90 kilometers of electric autonomy, receives the same subsidies as an electric car.
Finally, fuel cell vehicles do not have a maximum price to receive the aid. However, in Spain it is not possible to refuel a car of this type because no hydrogen generator is publicly accessible.
But, after its publication in the BOE, the Government has carried out some small modifications that may be interesting for the purchase of a new electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
What changes in MOVES III?
The MOVES III Plan, endowed with €1.2 billion of which 876 million euros have been transferred to the autonomous communities, it has received three small modifications. Of these, one is especially relevant to the individual client.
Now, pre-owned cars with a maximum age of 12 months are also included in the aid. Until now, only the purchase of new vehicles was subsidized and dealers had been asking for some time that this type of car could also form part of the MOVES III Plan.
Of course, it must be taken into account that this exception for pre-owned will only be available in the case of fully electric vehicles or fuel cell ones, so plug-in hybrids are left out.
As for dealers, these spaces will be able to store up to 90 exhibition vehicles, instead of the maximum of 30 cars that were available until now. These vehicles, in addition, may have a maximum age of 12 months, for the maximum nine months allowed up to now.
Finally, the same buyer will be able to get up to 250 vehicles within the MOVES III Plan. Until now, only the purchase of a maximum of 50 cars was allowed under the aid program. The goal is to make it easier to renew large fleets of cars.
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