Amsterdam city subsidies for electric commercial vehicles

Last updated: 19 November 2019

Amsterdam city offered a subsidy scheme for the purchase of electric utility vehicles used frequently in the city. The scheme ran until 1 October 2019 and the city government is currently considering whether a new phase of the scheme will commence in 1 December 2019.

The subsidy amounts for 2019 were: 5,000 euros for an electric business car, 5,000 euros for an electric delivery van, 5,001 euros for an electric taxi (maximum 5 vehicles per company) and 20 percent of the purchase value (up to a maximum of 40,000 euros) of an electric truck and bus.

There is also an additional subsidy scheme of 5,500 euros for the purchase of a new 100 percent electric delivery van for entrepreneurs who drive at least 3 times a week in the city. This arrangement is in addition to the existing subsidy for electric delivery vans; business drivers who meet all conditions receive 10,500 euros. An entrepreneur can receive a maximum of 2 new electric delivery vans under the programme.

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End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses
  • Road transport