The Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) was mandated by the government to distribute a climate premium. The recipients are trucks and electric work machines buyers, such as companies, municipalities and regions. The applicant receives a state support that covers the 20% of the vehicle’s purchase. Eligible vehicles are:
- Heavy trucks weighting more than 3.5 tonnes, which are powered by sustainable sources such as bioethanol, vehicle gas or electrical energy from a fuel cell, as well as by a battery. A combination of the fuels above is also accepted.
- Electric work machines, with a net power above 15 kW, powered by electrical energy, hence a fuel cell or a battery.
- Environmental work machinery, with a net power above 75 kW, powered by vehicle gas or bioethanol, or by a combination of the two and electricity from a fuel cell or a battery.
In the 2022 budget, SEK 1 440 million is devoted to the Climate Premium, of which SEK 1 100 is allocated for electric buses and SEK 10 million finance environmental work machines.
Some of the categories were added in December 2021, to enter into force by 18 January 2022.