Amsterdam city offered a subsidy scheme for the purchase of electric utility vehicles used frequently in the city. The scheme ran until 1 October 2019 and the city government is currently considering whether a new phase of the scheme will commence in 1 December 2019.
The subsidy amounts (maximum 5 vehicles per company) for 2019 were: 5,000 euros for an electric business car, 5,000 euros for an electric delivery or taxi van, 3,000 euros for an electric standard size taxi and 20 percent of the purchase value (up to a maximum of 40,000 euros) of an electric truck and bus.
There is also an additional subsidy scheme of 5,500 euros for the purchase of a new 100 percent electric delivery van for entrepreneurs who drive at least 3 times a week in the city. This arrangement is in addition to the existing subsidy for electric delivery vans; business drivers who meet all conditions receive 10,500 euros. An entrepreneur can receive a maximum of 2 new electric delivery vans under the programme.