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Austria

Capital: Vienna
Population: 8,858,775
Total land area (km2): 83,858 km2
Passenger cars: 4,978,852
Highway (km): 1,743 km
Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

Austria - Purchase subsidies

Private customers can receive the following Purchase Subsidies: - 5.000 Euro per BEV & FCEV (3.000 from the federal government; 2.000 additional rebate by the industry) - 2.500 Euro per PHEV with a gasoline powered combustion engine (1.250 by the federal government; 1.250 additional rebate by industry) - 2 additional conditions: Purchase price not over 50.000 Euro incl. VAT & minimum electrical range of 50 kilometers (for PHEVs) Businesses, municipalities - 5.000 Euro per BEV & FCEV (3.000 from the federal government; 2.000 additional rebate by the industry) - 2.500 Euro per PHEV (1.250 by the federal government; 1.250 additional rebate by industry) - LCVs with a maximum permissible total weight of 2.5 tonnes get a grant of 7.500 euros, while those with a weight of over 2.5 tonnes have a grant of 12.500 euros. - 2 additional condition: Purchase price not over 60.000 Euro incl. VAT and In all classes of vehicle, hybrids using diesel are not eligible for subsidy The Austrian government is also increasing the subsidies in the heavy commercial vehicle segment. For example, the government plans to provide subsidies of up to 130,000 euros (depending on size) for electric buses, up to 60,000 euros for electric commercial vehicles In the case of commercial vehicles, the importers’ share of the subsidy is significantly lower: with the exception of the N3 class electric commercial vehicles for which importers pay 5,000 euros, for most commercial vehicle classes importers pay 2,000 euros. For a class N2 e-commercial vehicle, for example, 2,000 euros should come from importers and 22,000 euros from the state. For large electric buses and the corresponding charging infrastructure, the state takes over the entire subsidy. The subsidy rates for electric two-wheelers, including e-motorbike, e-mopeds and e-bikes and e-cargo bikes will also be increased for private individuals: from 700 to 800 euros (class L1e), from 1,000 to 1,200 euros (class L3e) and from 400 to 850 euros for electric bicycles. Especially for companies, subsidies for electric minibuses in the 7+1 configuration also apply, with grants analogous to those described above for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. There is also a subsidy of 24,000 euros for class M2 zero-emission minibuses. Companies that purchase light electric vehicles can also expect to receive 1,300 euros in the future.
Registration Tax Benefits

Austria - Registration Tax Benefits

All cars below 118g/km are registration tax-free.
Ownership Tax Benefits

Austria - Ownership tax benefits

BEVs are 100% tax-exempt from all relevant federal taxes, except VAT:
- Circulation tax (motorbezogene Versicherungssteuer): The tax is calculated on the basis of the engine’s horsepower. PHEV's have to pay only for the ICE part.

Other Financial Benefits

Austria - Other financial benefits

- Free Parking: Several bigger cities have already exemptions from parking charges in place

The Austrian automobile club ÖAMTC publishes the incentives granted by local authorities on its website (www.oeamtc.at/elektrofahrzeuge).

Company Tax Benefits

Austria - Company Taxi Benefits

The In-kind benefits for the private usage of company cars is taxed with 0%. PHEV's and cars <141g/km are taxed with a lowered tax of 1,5%, all cars above 141g/km are taxed with 2% (the treshold comes down 3g/km every year until 2026).
VAT Benefits

Austria - VAT benefits

Company BEV's are exempt from VAT (eligible for pre-tax deduction).

Announced policy changes

Austria - Announced policy changes

In Austria the government decided to strengthen the policy with a package of more incentives for EV's. The package covers different speed limits for electrified vehicles, lane privileges and parking rebates. In future, anyone with an electric vehicle will be allowed to drive 130 km/h on the IG-L-Hunderter highways, which normally allow for a 100 km/h speed. This covers a total area of 440 km of roads. Lane privileges will also be granted for EV drivers, and they will be allowed to use bus lanes on public roads, with the statement adding that the allowance was particularly aimed at people living in urban areas. The third part of the plan will pressure states and communities to provide incentives on parking spaces, such as free parking opportunities for EVs. There is no date communicated yet as introduction dat for this new package. 

Infrastructure Incentives

Austria - Infrastructure incentives

Up to 30,000 euros for DC charging stations for heavy commercial vehicles with more than 150 kW output.

For private individuals, the Climate Protection Ministry is tripling the subsidy to 600 euros for the domestic wallbox and 1,800 euros for charging stations in multi-party buildings.

Finally, companies for publicly accessible charging infrastructure will receive between 300 and 15,000 euros in subsidies, depending on the charging capacity. Previously the range was 200 to 10,000 euros.

Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

Austria - Purchase subsidies

Private customers can receive the following Purchase Subsidies: - 5.000 Euro per BEV & FCEV (3.000 from the federal government; 2.000 additional rebate by the industry) - 2.500 Euro per PHEV with a gasoline powered combustion engine (1.250 by the federal government; 1.250 additional rebate by industry) - 2 additional conditions: Purchase price not over 50.000 Euro incl. VAT & minimum electrical range of 50 kilometers (for PHEVs) Businesses, municipalities - 5.000 Euro per BEV & FCEV (3.000 from the federal government; 2.000 additional rebate by the industry) - 2.500 Euro per PHEV (1.250 by the federal government; 1.250 additional rebate by industry) - LCVs with a maximum permissible total weight of 2.5 tonnes get a grant of 7.500 euros, while those with a weight of over 2.5 tonnes have a grant of 12.500 euros. - 2 additional condition: Purchase price not over 60.000 Euro incl. VAT and In all classes of vehicle, hybrids using diesel are not eligible for subsidy The Austrian government is also increasing the subsidies in the heavy commercial vehicle segment. For example, the government plans to provide subsidies of up to 130,000 euros (depending on size) for electric buses, up to 60,000 euros for electric commercial vehicles In the case of commercial vehicles, the importers’ share of the subsidy is significantly lower: with the exception of the N3 class electric commercial vehicles for which importers pay 5,000 euros, for most commercial vehicle classes importers pay 2,000 euros. For a class N2 e-commercial vehicle, for example, 2,000 euros should come from importers and 22,000 euros from the state. For large electric buses and the corresponding charging infrastructure, the state takes over the entire subsidy. The subsidy rates for electric two-wheelers, including e-motorbike, e-mopeds and e-bikes and e-cargo bikes will also be increased for private individuals: from 700 to 800 euros (class L1e), from 1,000 to 1,200 euros (class L3e) and from 400 to 850 euros for electric bicycles. Especially for companies, subsidies for electric minibuses in the 7+1 configuration also apply, with grants analogous to those described above for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. There is also a subsidy of 24,000 euros for class M2 zero-emission minibuses. Companies that purchase light electric vehicles can also expect to receive 1,300 euros in the future.
Registration Tax Benefits

Austria - Registration Tax Benefits

All cars below 118g/km are registration tax-free.
Ownership Tax Benefits

Austria - Ownership tax benefits

BEVs are 100% tax-exempt from all relevant federal taxes, except VAT:
- Circulation tax (motorbezogene Versicherungssteuer): The tax is calculated on the basis of the engine’s horsepower. PHEV's have to pay only for the ICE part.

Other Financial Benefits

Austria - Other financial benefits

- Free Parking: Several bigger cities have already exemptions from parking charges in place

The Austrian automobile club ÖAMTC publishes the incentives granted by local authorities on its website (www.oeamtc.at/elektrofahrzeuge).

Company Tax Benefits

Austria - Company Taxi Benefits

The In-kind benefits for the private usage of company cars is taxed with 0%. PHEV's and cars <141g/km are taxed with a lowered tax of 1,5%, all cars above 141g/km are taxed with 2% (the treshold comes down 3g/km every year until 2026).
VAT Benefits

Austria - VAT benefits

Company BEV's are exempt from VAT (eligible for pre-tax deduction).

Announced policy changes

Austria - Announced policy changes

In Austria the government decided to strengthen the policy with a package of more incentives for EV's. The package covers different speed limits for electrified vehicles, lane privileges and parking rebates. In future, anyone with an electric vehicle will be allowed to drive 130 km/h on the IG-L-Hunderter highways, which normally allow for a 100 km/h speed. This covers a total area of 440 km of roads. Lane privileges will also be granted for EV drivers, and they will be allowed to use bus lanes on public roads, with the statement adding that the allowance was particularly aimed at people living in urban areas. The third part of the plan will pressure states and communities to provide incentives on parking spaces, such as free parking opportunities for EVs. There is no date communicated yet as introduction dat for this new package. 

Infrastructure Incentives

Austria - Infrastructure incentives

Up to 30,000 euros for DC charging stations for heavy commercial vehicles with more than 150 kW output.

For private individuals, the Climate Protection Ministry is tripling the subsidy to 600 euros for the domestic wallbox and 1,800 euros for charging stations in multi-party buildings.

Finally, companies for publicly accessible charging infrastructure will receive between 300 and 15,000 euros in subsidies, depending on the charging capacity. Previously the range was 200 to 10,000 euros.