The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) sets a target that in 2030 there will be at least five million electric vehicles circulating in our country. The figure is ambitious and assumes that the market should To put the batteries from now on.
Purchase incentive plans are essential to achieve an increase in the registration of electric cars, hence the draft PNIEC includes in its master lines the activation of a second edition of the Moves Plan. The draft of the Moves 2020 Plan is already on the table of the ministries with competence in this matter. Below we review the most important data.
At the BOE, at the end of May
As confirmed by the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aargensen, and the director general of IDAE, Joan Groizard, the intention of the Government is for the Moves 2020 Plan to be published in the State official newsletter (BOE) in late May (early June at the latest).
From that moment the ball will be on the roof of the autonomous communities that are the ones that must set the deadlines for submitting applications. The deadline will be December 31 or when available funds are exhausted.
Budget: € 65 million
It is confirmed that the allocation for Moves II Plan It will be 65 million euros. This supposes an increase of 40% with respect to the budget distributed in 2019 (which, by the way, was not exhausted).
Once again, the autonomous communities will be in charge of distributing the money and each will receive a different amount depending on the number of registered inhabitants (that was the criterion used last year, although it has not been confirmed that this will be the same).
More money to buy cars
One of the novelties is that the endowment intended to encourage the purchase of efficient vehicles is expanded. Like the previous edition, the Moves II allocates money to three different items: car purchases, recharging infrastructures, shared electric bicycle systems and measures contained in transportation plans to the companies’ work.
In 2019, communities were able to award a maximum of 50% of the money they awarded to acquisition aid. In 2020, the percentage expands to 70%.
Aid of up to 5,500 euros
Until the definitive text is approved, it will not be known which vehicles are among those that accept aid or what the amount will be. IDAE representatives have said three important things:
- there will be aid to vehicles purchased by renting
- the maximum discount that can be obtained will be 5,500 euros
- vehicles whose sale price exceeds 45,000 euros are out of aid (last year the limit was 40,000 euros)
Scrapping an old car is no longer mandatory
This is one of the most important changes. In the first Plan Moves, it was an indispensable condition to deliver an old car that had to go directly to the scrap yard, this was, in the opinion of many experts, the reason why the aid plan did not run out as quickly as in previous editions (in which the money lasted days).
In the Moves 2020 Plan, scrapping an old car at the time of purchasing the new one goes from being mandatory to being a voluntary process. The benefit of delivering an old car is an increase in the discount: without a car, the maximum aid will be 4,000 euros; with him, 5,500 euros.
More margin for the autonomous communities
Two other developments affect the management of regional governments that may:
- give an advance to the beneficiaries who request it and have the positive resolution to facilitate that they can carry out the corresponding investment
- save part of the budget assigned to them for their own actions, for example, acquisition of vehicles for the autonomous fleet