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Electric cars in the corporate market: From additional tax benefit to disadvantage

In the past few months, it has been hard to get out of the news: In September, the Dutch government announced an increase in the BiK to the EVs, which will take effect as of next year. 

 

In the study "Electric cars in the corporate market: from addition benefit to disadvantage", the effects of the policy change analysed and placed in an international context. The research shows that the changes in the BiK rules, electric driving, for employees with "a company car", makes them uninteresting. In 2019 already for the more expensive electric cars and in 2020 and thereafter also for the cheaper car segments. As a result, sales are expected to fall sharply.

 

The study also shows that while the Dutch government is prematurely phasing out the so far extremely successful incentive policy for electric cars in the corporate market, foreign governments are actually improving their incentive policy for electric cars. This will have a negative effect on the availability of electric cars for the Dutch market.

 

For this analysis, FIER's experts have used their years of experience in pan-European projects aimed at analysing the effectiveness of policies to promote electric mobility.

 

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Elektrische auto’s in de zakelijke markt: Van bijtellingsvoordeel naar nadeel

 

In de afgelopen maanden was het bijna niet uit het nieuws weg te slaan: Het kabinet kondigde in september een verhoging aan van de bijtelling voor EV’s welke al vanaf volgend jaar van kracht gaat. 

In het onderzoek “Elektrische auto’s in de zakelijke markt: Van bijtellingsvoordeel naar nadeel” worden de effecten van de beleidswijziging geanalyseerd en in een internationale context geplaatst. Het onderzoek laat zien dat de veranderingen in de bijtellingsregels, elektrisch rijden, voor medewerkers met “een auto van de zaak”, oninteressant maakt. In 2019 reeds voor de duurdere elektrische auto’s en in 2020 en daarna ook voor de goedkopere autosegmenten. De verwachting is dat hierdoor de verkoop sterk zal terugvallen.

 

Ook laat het onderzoek zien, dat terwijl de Nederlandse overheid het tot op heden uitermate succesvolle stimuleringsbeleid voor elektrische auto’s in de zakelijke markt voortijdig afbouwt, buitenlandse overheden hun stimuleringsbeleid voor elektrische auto’s juist verbeteren. Dit zal een negatief effect hebben op de beschikbaarheid van elektrische auto’s voor de Nederlandse markt.

 

Voor deze analyse hebben de experts van FIER gebruik gemaakt van hun jarenlange ervaring in pan-Europese projecten, gericht op het analyseren van de effectiviteit van stimuleringsbeleid voor elektrische mobiliteit.

  

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How real time energy prices could boost local storage

 

Harm Weken, Managing Partner

Flip Oude Weernink, Manager New Mobility

 

With investments in renewables and electric mobility increasing, the need for storage capacity grows. Smart charging, local storage of renewables and shared e-mobility could balance supply and demand. A consortium supported by FIER Automotive wants to proof that this mix of technologies will be feasible, partly on the basis of real time energy prices.

 

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Fuel cell vehicle is closing in on its battery powered competitor

 

With the combustion engine phasing out, the question rises which technology will replace it. For now, with a relatively low total cost of ownership (TCO) the battery electric vehicle (BEV) is in pole position. The fuel cell vehicle (FCV), however, is closing in because of its longer range.

 

Edwin Bestebreurtje, partner & senior consultant

Flip Oude Weernink, Manager New Mobility

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Electric trucks get ready to take over

Electric trucks could significantly contribute to the reduction of air pollution in European cities. Two flagship European projects, in which FIER Automotive is actively accelerating the switch to sustainable transport solutions, show e-trucks are getting ready to take over from diesel-powered trucks. 

 

Harm Weken, Managing Partner

Edwin Bestebreurtje, Senior Consultant

Rob Kroon, Project Manager 

 

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e-Mobility gains momentum, but Merkel hits the brakes

In Germany governments, the public and the car industry are developing an appetite for e-mobility. But with the momentum gaining, Chancellor Angela Merkel hits the brakes by announcing Germany will not achieve its policy goals in time. Although no surprise, it’s the wrong point at the wrong time.

 

Edwin Bestebreurtje, Partner

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Why the game is changing in the automotive industry

Its hard, if not impossible, to predict the future. But looking at the automotive industry, it is safe to say it will change dramatically over the next ten years. Key ‘game changers’ are teaming-up and set to re-define the market. Car and truck manufacturers will have to follow, or loose the game.

 

Rob Kroon, Consultant

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Calculating costs of mobility saves money, really!

An online tool to calculate the costs you could save with a switch to electric driving. Its one of the most appreciated results of I-CVUE, a three year European project about the introduction of emobility. Although the free (!) online tool is available to everyone, it has to be further developed to be accessible for consumers.

 

Rob Kroon, consultant

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