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14 December 2020
On 21 July 2020 Parliament enacted the Law for the Promotion of Electric Mobility (OJ A' 142/23.07.2020), through which it introduced:
This law also transposed the EU Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy-Efficient Road Transport Vehicles (2019/1161/EU) into Greek law.
Among other things, the law provides that:
Moreover, the law provides companies with incentives to purchase e-vehicles, such as the possibility to deduct part of the purchasing cost of specific types of e-vehicle for tax purposes.
According to the joint ministerial decision (OJ 3323 Β/7.8.2020) issued pursuant to Article 62 of the aforementioned law, purchasers of e-vehicles which are either natural or legal persons and taxi drivers are entitled to a subvention for the purchase of e-vehicles.
Natural persons are entitled to receive:
Further deductions to the purchase price may apply in cases of withdrawal of a previously held vehicle or if other special conditions apply (eg, for taxi drivers, large families and the disabled). A subvention of €500 is also offered for the purchase of a charging station. The subvention offered for the purchase of hybrid vehicles is smaller than the one offered for pure e-vehicles.
Legal persons are entitled to receive:
The subvention offered to legal persons for the purchase of e-motorbikes and e-bicycles is the same as that provided to natural persons. The aim of the law is to provide economic incentives to purchase e-vehicles and promote electric mobility. Natural and legal persons may apply to receive the abovementioned subventions until 31 December 2021.
For further information on this topic please contact Sofia Getimi at Rokas Law Firm by telephone (+30 210 361 6816) or email (email@example.com). The Rokas Law Firm website can be accessed at www.rokas.com.
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