ZEV Related Policies
Under the EU CO2 standards, all new cars and vans must have zero CO2 emissions from 2035. The Flanders region sets incremental targets of 20% ZEV sales by 2025 and 50% BEV or FCEV sales, and 20% PHEV in 2030 for private passenger cars.
Charging Infrastructure Policies
Under the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) Member States are required to ensure a minimum total power output is provided through publicly accessible recharging stations and that fast-charging pools are installed along major European traffic corridors. In 2023, owners and tenants of a property can benefit from a tax reduction on the investment when purchasing and installing charging points. Belgium has tapered its tax reductions, which will be 30% in 2023 and 15% in 2024.
In Flanders, ZEV owners are exempt from paying annual road and registration tax. In Brussels and Wallonia, ZEVs pay the minimum rate of registration tax and have the lowest rate of annual ownership tax.