To make the sustainability of companyencourage mobility support the various governments in our country corporate initiatives to organize sustainable commuting or fleet of vehicles. greening. These support measures take the form of (para)fiscal incentives or subsidies. In this contribution we will take a closer look at the grants that you, as an entrepreneur can applications in the context of sustainable mobility.
1. Ecology premium+
The Ecology Premium+ is a financial concession from VLAIO to enterprises that provide Realize ecology investments in the Flemish Region. The limitative list of supportable technologies includes many investments that promote ecological transportation:
- electric charging stations with one or more fast chargers of minimum 50 kW per charging point, using green electricity and with smart control
- electric trucks and buses
- dual-fuel engines for trucks
- hydrogen transporters
- hydrogen refueling infrastructure
- investments to convert from road transport to rail and waterway
The support is 15 to 55% of the ecological additional cost. This additional cost is calculated by comparing the ecology investment with the standard investment, which is a conventional investment that is technically similar but does not allow the same level of environmental protection to be achieved.
For all info on the Ecology Premium+ and applications, please visit here justified.
2. Grant for ecological and safe transportation
Companies with at least one truck whose maximum allowable total weight exceeds 3.5 tons can obtain a grant from VLAIO for certain measures that support the transition to more ecological and safe transportation. These include driving assistance systems, theft prevention and additional features with positive environmental and noise impact. The investments must date from after Jan. 1, 2017.
This support measure works with annual application periods. The 2023 aid application is open from Aug. 14, 2023 to no later than Nov. 30, 2023, unless the support budget is exhausted earlier. This application period will immediately be the last as the support measure will cease to exist after this year.
The maximum support per vehicle will be further reduced this year to €1,500 per vehicle. It was €5,000 in 2021 and €3,000 in 2022. It is capped at €100,000 per three consecutive calendar years (2021, 2022 and 2023).
Here find out more about this support measure and you can also apply for support.
3. Clean Power for Transport (CPT).
The Department of Mobility and Public Works' Clean Power for Transport (CPT) is a project grant to include greening of the vehicle fleet and zero-emission vehicles. Each is an annual call containing a number of central themes. The theme of the 2022 call was the rollout of (semi-)public charging infrastructure for cars, vans and trucks. The 2023 call was open through March 31, and in it the focus was on charging infrastructure for urban logistics, freight and buses. It is currently unclear whether there will be another call.
You can find everything about CPT here back.
4. Commuter Fund
The Department of Mobility and Public Works' Commuter Fund subsidizes projects that promote sustainable commuting. Projects aimed at reducing car commuting trips may be eligible for grants from the fund.
The following call runs from 18 september 2023 and focuses on projects that improve the connection between public transportation and the workplace, as well as projects that encourage the use of nearby bicycle highways. Companies and organizations wishing to submit a project can apply for a file number from September 18 to October 18, 2023. This will be followed by the project application process, with support from the Provincial Mobility Point (PMP). There is time until January 18, 2024 to complete the grant application. The more a submitted project falls under the focus of the call, the higher the project's score and the more likely it is to receive grant funding.
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5. Grants from cities and towns
Local governments are also doing their bit. the sachet to entrepreneurial initiatives on sustainable mobility encourage. For example, the city of Bruges A subsidy for companies installing (semi)public charging stations on their private property. A charging station is semi-public when it is not located on public property, but is uninterrupted and fully open to the public for at least 10 hours every 24 hours. The subsidy is €500 per charging station. The applicant is entitled to a maximum of € 1.000 subsidy per calendar year (for 2 charging stations).