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Croatian government offers subsidies for electric vehicles

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 20 Apr 2015

A new subsidy scheme for electric vehicles has been announced by the Croatian environmental ministry and the country's Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

The scheme can be used to access co-financing for electric and hybrid cars, motorcycles, scooters, and off-road vehicles by private individuals or companies.

Co-financing of up to 40 per cent of the total price of a vehicle is available. Individual amounts are capped at 70 000 Croatian kuna (€9 200) for electric vehicles and 50 000 kuna (€6 600) for hybrid vehicles.

The Croatian government also offered subsidies for alternatively fuelled vehicles in 2014. A total of 11.2 million kuna (€ 1.48 million) helped to finance the purchase of 340 vehicles across the country.

The subsidy scheme is part of the government's plan to directly reduce overall transport emissions. However, the government also wishes to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and reduce vehicle maintenance costs.

Road transport contributes approximately three million tonnes of CO2 to Croatia's total annual emissions.

There are more than two million vehicles operating in the country, of which 1.5 million are passenger cars. The average passenger car in Croatia is on average more than 10 years old, and emits about three tonnes of CO2 every year.

For more information, visit dnevnik.hr (in Croatian).

Photo by Neil G Hamilton / CC BY

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commented 1 year 5 months ago

2014th there were sold 379 Toyota hybrid, 53 EV's and 8 plug in hybrid vehicles! In 2015th individual amounts are capped at 70 000 Croatian kuna (€9 200) for electric vehicles and 50 000 kuna (€6 600) for PHEV, 35 000 Croatian kuna (€4 550) for hybrid vehicles and for L1, L3, L6, L7, M1 i N1 categories. -Furthermore we as Croatian send the complained to exclude Hybrid vehicles from subsidies next year because there is only a few BEV and PHEV’s are sold last year and this year, comparing to more than 90% of of money spent to one Comp. Hybrid vehicles ( Toyota raised the price last year just before subsidies were announced!).