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How to benefit from EV and EV Charging Incentives in Austria

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  • Save up to €5,000 when buying an EV passenger car
  • Save up to €600 when buying an EV charger for your home
  • Reap tax benefits: EVs are exempt from standard consumption tax, motor-related insurance tax & benefit in kind tax

Last year saw a massive increase in EV adoption in Austria. By the end of November 2020, 12,581 EVs were registered – up 47% compared to the previous year.

A big part of the uptick in EV adoption can be attributed to the Austrian government’s expansion of EV incentives in the summer. Many of the standard EV grants that had been introduced back in 2017 had seen an increase in grant amounts by up to 50%. 

Still, with EVs accounting for just 0.7% of the total number of cars – two thirds of these commercial vehicles – it’s hoped that these incentives will convince more Austrians to make the switch to greener transport.

Download our step-by-step guide on how to apply.

🔌 EV charging incentives

Domestic EV charger grants

Property EV charger type Max grant (per charger)
Single-family & two-family house Smart charger €600
Apartment buildings Smart charger €900
Smart charger;
installed on a shared property
€1,800

Commercial EV charger grants (for companies, local authorities and associations):

Type Charging point type Charging power Max grant (per charger)
Publicly accessible
(must be registered)
AC charger 11 – 22kW €2,500
DC fast charger < 100kW €15,000
DC fast charger ≥ 100kW €30,000
Non-publicly accessible AC charger < 22kW €900
DC fast charger < 50kW €4,000
DC fast charger 50-100kW €10,000
DC fast charger > 100kW €20,000
Environmentally beneficial infrastructure (guidelines) EVSE stations 14%

Combined EV + charging grants (for companies, local authorities and associations):

There is an additional grant for the purchase of a commercial EV vehicle or bus (classes N2, N3 or M3) together with a charging point.

Type Charging point type Charging power Max grant (per charger)
Charging point + EV AC charger < 22kW €1,350
DC fast charger < 50kW €6,000
DC fast charger 50-100kW €15,000
DC fast charger > 100kW €30,000
Hydrogen filling station + FCEV €150,000

EV charging tax incentives

🚘 EV incentives

Private EV grants:

EV category Type Max grant (per EV)
Passenger car
(max. purchase price of €60,000)
Fully electric vehicles €5,000
PHEV & range extender EVs;
min. electric range > 50km
€2,500
E-mopeds Class L1e €800
Class L3e €1,200
Electric freight bicycles > 80 kg €1,000
Light EVs Class L2e, L5e, L6e, L7e €1,300

Commercial EV grants (for companies, local authorities and associations):

EV category Type Max grant (per EV)
Passenger car
(max. purchase price of €60,000)
Fully electric vehicles €4,000
PHEV & range extender EVs;
min. electric range > 50km
€2,000
E-mopeds Class L1e €800
Class L3e €1,200
Electric bicycles Min. 5 units €400
Electric freight bicycles > 80 kg €1,000
Light EVs Class L2e, L5e, L6e & L7e €1,300
Class N1 fully electric vehicles; ≤ 2 tons €2,000
Class N1 PHEVs & range extender; ≤ 2 tons €4,000
Class N1 PHEVs & range extender; 2 – 2.5 tons €7,500
Class N1 PHEVs & range extender; > 2.5 tons €12,500
Heavy-duty commercial EV Class N2 €24,000
Class N3 €60,000
EV minibus Class M1; 2 – 2.5 tons €7,500
Class M1; > 2.5 tons €12,500
Class M2 €24,000
EV bus Class M3; passenger capacity ≤ 39 €52,000
Class M3; passenger capacity 40-120 €78,000
Class M3; passenger capacity > 120 €130,000

EV tax incentives

Other EV incentives

  • Insurance company ÖAMTC offers members a €250 environmental bonus when renting an EV through long-term EV rental company INSTADRIVE

To find out more about EV and EV charging incentives in other European countries, read our complete EU EV incentives guide.

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