Madrid launches a package of aid for the purchase of electric cars, labeled C, scooters and bikes

As announced by the regional government of the Community of Madrid, it will allocate a total of 110.8 million euros to promote the purchase of electric vehicles and put an end to coal boilers.

Baptized as Change 360 ​​Plan, It will be launched at the end of March, will last for three years and will include the subsidy of electric vehicles (private and merchandise) with label C, bicycles and electric scooters and charging points.

What vehicles are eligible?


ZERO emissions, ECO or C vehicles (with scrap). The item amounts to 4 million euros in 2021, extendable to 25 million and 15 million for each of the following two annuities.

The range of aid per vehicle purchased is yet to be defined in the bases of the calls. In the event that the interested party buys a C vehicle, it will always be linked to the scrapping of the car without environmental distinctive or B for which it will be exchanged; for ECOs or ZEROs the scrapping of the old vehicle is not required.

Electric scooters, electric bikes, mopeds and electric motorcycles. Without giving more details, the City Council has reported that up to one million euros will be reserved to promote the purchase of these vehicles; 1,100 each year. The amount of aid awarded may never exceed 50% of the cost of the vehicle.

Charging points. With the 12 million euros reserved for the three annuities, it is expected to finance 1,900 charging points. These grants are aimed at points for urban fleets with a high volume of routes; public access infrastructure; recharging points in work spaces and, for the first time, their implementation is also contemplated in parking lots for residents and communities of owners.

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Taxi. In addition to having 5 million euros of direct aid, they will be able to benefit from a subsidy line of 3 million per year (expandable to 5 million in 2021) to increase the ECO taxi fleet to 85% and ZERO emissions and 1%. get to renew up to 1,610 vehicles per year.

Buses dedicated to discretionary and route transport and vehicles used for the Urban Distribution of Goods (DUM). A credit of 2 million euros per year has been established for DUMs (extendable to 10 in 2021) and for buses, 2 million in 2022 (extendable to 5) and another 2 million in 2023.

In the case of renewal of light trucks and buses, the scrapping of the old vehicle will be voluntary, but it would be linked to an extra of more than 10,000 euros if it is eliminated.

Goodbye to coal boilers. As from January 1, 2022 its operation will be prohibited, the Change Plan 360 reserves 43.3 million euros to eliminate coal boilers and also replace diesel boilers with more efficient ones such as heat pumps.

The credit, divided into 13.3 million euros for 2021 and 15 million for each of the following annuities, is aimed at individuals, businesses, companies and non-profit organizations.

Compatible with other aids

How is the budget distributed? With a credit of 110.8 million euros, the Cambia 360 Plan will be distributed as follows: for 2021 there will be an endowment of 24.8 million euros, expandable to 61.2 million; For 2022, 43 million are planned and another 43 million euros will be released in 2023.

When are the calls launched? As explained by the Madrid City Council, they will be launched once the first quarter of the year has ended, so they may not be available until the end of March.

What requirements are necessary to qualify for the aid? It is an essential requirement to be registered in Madrid. In the case of subsidies for vehicles, the taxable person of the Tax on Mechanical Traction Vehicles must have the fiscal domicile in the capital, as well as its registration, except for the purchase of merchandise vehicles, whose condition is extended to the development of its activity in the Community of Madrid.

They will be compatible with other aid, income or resources for the same purpose from other administrations and other public or private entities. This means that both the Cambia 360 Plan and the the new MOVES simultaneously.

What is the objective of this plan? The Cambia 360 Plan sets the goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 60% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

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