- The amount of the Movea Plan 2017 amounts to 14.26 million and its validity extends until October of this year
- Aid ranges from 500 euros for passenger cars to 18,000 euros for the purchase of buses and trucks
- The introduction of charging points with public access for electric vehicles is encouraged
The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree that regulates the granting of aid for the purchase of vehicles with alternative energy and for the implementation of charging points for electric vehicles (Plan Movea 2017). This initiative is part of the Vehicle Boosting Strategy with Alternative Energies launched in 2014 and valid until 2020. The total amount of aid amounts to 14.26 million euros, charged to the General State Budgets of 2017 The program is effective from its publication in the BOE and will end on October 15, 2017 or until the available funds are exhausted. Excludes traditional vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel.
The Movea 2017 Plan exclusively encourages the acquisition of alternative fuel vehicles:
- Electric vehicles
- Liquefied petroleum gas vehicles
- Compressed and liquefied natural gas vehicles
- Vehicles powered by a hydrogen fuel cell
- Electric motorcycles
- In addition, the implementation of charging points for electric vehicles in areas with public access is encouraged.
The amount of the aid is set with different scales depending on the type of vehicle and the fuel used. The aid will be from 500 euros (passenger cars and vans), 5,000 euros for minibuses and vans and 18,000 euros for buses and trucks. Aid for motorcycles ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 euros.
The points of sale that wish to join the Movea will have to apply a minimum additional discount of 1,000 euros for all vehicles, except quadricycles (150 euros) and motorcycles (without discount). In the event that the vehicle is electric, the point of sale must commit to facilitating the installation of a charging point. On the other hand, aid for the implementation of charging points for electric vehicles in public areas may reach an amount of up to 40% of the cost, with a maximum of 1,000 euros per conventional charging point, 2,000 euros per charging point semi-fast and 15,000 euros per fast recharge point.
The Movea Plan seeks to promote the use of vehicles powered with alternative energies to traditional fossil fuels, which are called to form part of sustainable mobility in transport, both in cities and on the roads. Due to their benefits in terms of energy diversification and reduction of dependence on petroleum products, as well as the reduction of CO2 emissions and other polluting and greenhouse emissions, this type of vehicle helps to improve the air quality of our cities and to reduce noise pollution, also favoring the consumption of indigenous energy, especially from renewable sources.