Germany: Summary

Updated: 14.01.2019

Author: Tim Sternkopf

Support schemes

There are barely any incentives promoting the use of renewable energy in the transport sector. Beginning with 01.01.2016 all tax reliefs for biofuels including biomethane have been terminated. However, the energy tax declaration for 2015 can be still filled out (form 1103) and handed in to the Main Customs Authority until the end of 2016. The biofuel quota has been replaced with a greenhouse gas reductions quota beginning of 01.01.2015. In 2016 an Environmental Bonus for the purchase of electric, plug-in and hydrogen passenger cars has been introduced.

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