More subsidy money for second-hand electric cars in 2023

Were you about to buy or privately lease an electric car when the subsidy pot for 2022 suddenly turned out to be empty? You can register again from January 2, 2023. If you want a subsidy for a new EV, don’t wait too long. Because there is less budget available for that. More money is being earmarked for second-hand electric cars.

Recently, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) released the amounts for the Subsidy Scheme Electric Passenger Cars Private Individuals announced. The total pot for 2023 contains 8 million more than that for 2022: 99.4 million versus 91.4 million.

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However, the distribution has been adjusted in favor of second-hand EVs. In addition, the subsidy amount per car for new EVs has been reduced. The subsidy amount per used electric car has remained the same.

More subsidy money in 2023 for the purchase of second-hand electric cars

Subsidy for new EVs down

In 2022, buyers or private leasers of a new electric car were still eligible for 3350 euros. From January 2, 2023, that will be 2950 euros. The amount per individual second-hand EV remains 2000 euros.

The focus of the subsidy scheme is also shifting slightly more towards used cars for the total budget. Was the distribution new versus used in 2022 still 71 to 20.4 million, for 2023 it will be 67 million versus 32.4 million. For second-hand buyers, therefore, an additional 12 million (almost 60 percent) will be added, while 4 million will be deducted for new EVs.

More subsidy money for second-hand electric cars in 2023
More subsidy money in 2023 for the purchase of second-hand electric cars

Nearly 39,000 cars

Converted to individual buyers and private leasers, we arrive at 22,712 people who can benefit from the scheme by purchasing a new EV. Of everyone who has their eye on a used electric car in 2023, 16,200 people will be eligible for the purchase subsidy.

More subsidy money in 2023 for the purchase of second-hand electric cars

New price upper limit maintained

The main conditions attached to the scheme remain unchanged. This means that the car must be 100 percent electric from the factory. Converted old-timers are therefore not covered by the scheme. The range must be at least 120 kilometers, measured according to the WLTP cycle. The original new price may not be lower than 12,000, and no higher than 45,000 euros. This last condition is especially unfortunate, because many cars are just outside the scheme as a result. A used Tesla is out of the question anyway.

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