• The amount of the Movea Plan 2017 amounts to 14.26 million and its validity extends until October of this year
  • The aid ranges between 500 euros for cars and 18,000 euros for the acquisition of buses and trucks
  • The implementation 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 energies and for the implementation of charging points for electric vehicles (Movea Plan 2017). This initiative is part of the Strategy for the Promotion of Vehicles with Alternative Energies promoted in 2014 and is valid until 2020. The total amount of aid amounts to 14.26 million euros, charged to the General State Budget of 2017 The program comes into effect 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 propelled with a hydrogen fuel cell
  • Electric motorcycles
  • In addition, the implementation of charging points for electric vehicles in public access areas is encouraged.

The amount of aid is fixed with different scales depending on the type of vehicle and the fuel used. The aid will be from 500 euros (cars and vans), 5,000 euros for minibuses and vans and 18,000 euros for buses and trucks. For motorcycles, the aid ranges between 1,500 and 2,000 euros.

The points of sale that wish to join the Movea will have to apply an additional minimum 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 facilitate 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 quick recharge point.

The Movea Plan seeks to encourage the use of vehicles propelled with alternative energies to traditional fossil fuels, which are called to be part of sustainable mobility in transport, both in cities and on 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 pollutant and greenhouse emissions, these types of vehicles help improve the air quality of our cities already reduce noise pollution, also favoring the consumption of indigenous energies, especially from renewable sources.

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