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Belgium

Capital: Brussels
Population: 11,467,923
Total land area (km2): 30,510 km2
Passenger cars: 5,782,685
Highway (km): 1,763 km
Category Description
Registration Tax Benefits

Belgium - Registration Tax Benefits

In Flanders, zero-emission vehicles are exempted from vehicle registration taxes, natural gas and plug-in hybrid vehicles are exempted until 2020. In Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region there is a minimum BIV of EUR 61,50.
Ownership Tax Benefits

Belgium - Ownership Tax Benefits

"In Flanders, zero-emission vehicles are exempted from annual circulation taxes, natural gas and plug-in hybrid vehicles are excempted until 2020. In Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region, for 100 % electric vehicles, the “circulation tax” is 83,56€ (minimum tariff)."
Company Tax Benefits

Belgium - Company Tax Benefits

Battery Electric Vehicles are 120% deductive from Company Tax until end of 2019. From 2020 onwards 100% deductive. Applicable for companies and ZZP
Purchase Subsidies

Belgium - Purchase subsidies

In Flanders there was a purchase subsidy available since January 2016, but this has ended in 2020. The subsidy used to be: EUR 4.000 purchase subsidy for a Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle. Only applicable for passenger vehicles (M1) and vans (N1). Since August 2017 also applicable for private lease cars and car sharing. Subsidy available until end of 2019. Subsidy of EUR 4.000 for vehicles < EUR 31.000, EUR 31 < EUR 41.000 a subsidiy of EUR 3.500, EUR 41 < EUR 61.000 a subsidy of EUR 2.500 and above EUR 61.000 a subsidy of EUR 2.000.
Other Financial Benefits

Belgium - Other financial benefits

A percentage 75% from Cost of charging can be deducted from Income Taks. In the Brussels Capital Region micro and small companies who need to replace a diesel van due to the Brussels' LEZ, may receive a purchase subsidy for a non-diesel van for 20% of the purchase price (max 3000 €).
Announced policy changes

Belgium - Announced policy changes

The Brussels Capital Region will introduce a ban on diesel cars by 2030, on petrol and LPG by 2035 at the latest. AFV will be incentivized. Public authorities in Brussels  can only purchase zero-emission cars and light duty vehicles ('MPV') by 2025, which also applies to the public transport buses (STIB/MIVB).

Procurement

Belgium - Public procurement

Public authorities in the Brussels Capital Region must integrate environmental criteria in public procurement, with Ecoscore thresholds, a diesel prohibition, and also quota for the uptake of electric cars in the new fleet. These quota will be increased up to 100% EV in the new fleet by 2025 (new decree under preparation).

Category Description
Registration Tax Benefits

Belgium - Registration Tax Benefits

In Flanders, zero-emission vehicles are exempted from vehicle registration taxes, natural gas and plug-in hybrid vehicles are exempted until 2020. In Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region there is a minimum BIV of EUR 61,50.
Ownership Tax Benefits

Belgium - Ownership Tax Benefits

"In Flanders, zero-emission vehicles are exempted from annual circulation taxes, natural gas and plug-in hybrid vehicles are excempted until 2020. In Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region, for 100 % electric vehicles, the “circulation tax” is 83,56€ (minimum tariff)."
Company Tax Benefits

Belgium - Company Tax Benefits

Battery Electric Vehicles are 120% deductive from Company Tax until end of 2019. From 2020 onwards 100% deductive. Applicable for companies and ZZP
Purchase Subsidies

Belgium - Purchase subsidies

In Flanders there was a purchase subsidy available since January 2016, but this has ended in 2020. The subsidy used to be: EUR 4.000 purchase subsidy for a Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle. Only applicable for passenger vehicles (M1) and vans (N1). Since August 2017 also applicable for private lease cars and car sharing. Subsidy available until end of 2019. Subsidy of EUR 4.000 for vehicles < EUR 31.000, EUR 31 < EUR 41.000 a subsidiy of EUR 3.500, EUR 41 < EUR 61.000 a subsidy of EUR 2.500 and above EUR 61.000 a subsidy of EUR 2.000.
Other Financial Benefits

Belgium - Other financial benefits

A percentage 75% from Cost of charging can be deducted from Income Taks. In the Brussels Capital Region micro and small companies who need to replace a diesel van due to the Brussels' LEZ, may receive a purchase subsidy for a non-diesel van for 20% of the purchase price (max 3000 €).
Announced policy changes

Belgium - Announced policy changes

The Brussels Capital Region will introduce a ban on diesel cars by 2030, on petrol and LPG by 2035 at the latest. AFV will be incentivized. Public authorities in Brussels  can only purchase zero-emission cars and light duty vehicles ('MPV') by 2025, which also applies to the public transport buses (STIB/MIVB).

Procurement

Belgium - Public procurement

Public authorities in the Brussels Capital Region must integrate environmental criteria in public procurement, with Ecoscore thresholds, a diesel prohibition, and also quota for the uptake of electric cars in the new fleet. These quota will be increased up to 100% EV in the new fleet by 2025 (new decree under preparation).