Anyone who buys or leases an e-car in Germany can count on a tax-free subsidy of 4,000 euros for purely electric or fuel cell powered vehicles until the end of June 2019. An extension of the program is currently being examined. Plug-in hybrids are subsidized with 3,000 euros. The federal government and automobile manufacturers each share the grants. The application for a grant can be submitted online to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control ( www.bafa.de ). Private individuals, companies, foundations and associations are funded. The prerequisite for funding is that the vehicles purchased are on the Bafa list of eligible vehicles and the net list price is less than 60,000 euros. There are also possible discounts from the automobile manufacturers. You should speak to your vehicle dealer here.
Cities and energy suppliers are holding out the prospect of further funding. Both the purchase of vehicles and the installation of charging stations are subsidized by means of bonuses or electricity credits. For example, the Stadtwerke Aachen ( www.stawag.de ) subsidize the purchase of an electric car with 500 euros.
There are also funding opportunities from the federal states. In North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, private charging stations with up to 1,000 euros and companies that set up public charging points are subsidized with up to 5,000 euros in the “immediate electromobility program”. The prerequisite is a green electricity contract and installation by a specialist company. The costs will be reimbursed with a maximum of 50%.
In addition, the private installation costs for a charging station in the amount of 20% of the labor costs (maximum 6,000 euros) of the installation company can be deducted from taxes.
Furthermore, no vehicle tax is due for ten years for vehicles that are registered for the first time by December 31, 2020.
Company cars that are powered by an electric motor have only been taxed at 0.5% of the gross list price since the beginning of the year.
Source: Die Welt, April 15, 2019