Report: BEV incentives

Electric car sales

The Netherlands is ahead of most countries in BEV in the total carpark. However, France and Germany are increasing the BEV sales percentage much faster compared to the Netherlands, which saw a declining growth in 2020.


The BEV sales percentage per year show a strong decrease in the Netherlands in Q1 of 2021. This is can be an indication of a decreasing trend, however, it must be said that the Netherlands historically has high BEV sales at the end of the year. The BiK tax is being increased with 4% as of 2022. Similar increases are believed to be the cause of the December-peaks of BEV sales in the past.

TCO delta petrol cars and BEVs

The Total Cost of Ownership of BEVs is lower than that of comparable petrol cars. This difference comes mainly from lower energy costs, offsetting the higher purchase cost. 

Only on the private market in the Netherlands, BEVs are more expensive than petrol cars.

Comparison of budget availability

The budgets presented are predictions, made by ministries or governmental institutions of the country in question, for 2021.

The budgets are sometimes allocated to different timeframes across the different countries, making comparisons difficult. This has been eliminated as much as possible by calculating the budgets for one single year, 2021.

An example of this is the purchase subsidy in the Netherlands. The budget for 2021 has largely been paid out in 2020. For the purpose of this budget comparison, the budget for 2021 has been used