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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there subsidies?
  2. Why to drive electric?
  1. How long does it take to recharge my battery?
  2. Which is the average range of he current batteries?

1. Are there subsidies?

 

Subsidies for private individuals

A tax reduction of 30% on the purchase price of the car with a maximum of € 6500, which returns to € 8990 after indexing (Belgian law gazette of December 30, 2009). For an electric motorcycle, the reduction comes to € 2.000 max, € 2770 after indexing.

A tax reduction of 40% on the purchase price of a recharging point with a maximum of € 180, € 250 after indexing. In 2010, the private individual receives, for the investment of an electric recharging post, accessible to the public (recharging point installed outside a building), a tax reduction of 40% with a maximum of € 180, € 250 after indexing. Companies that install an electric recharging station enjoy a deduction on investment of 15% with an accelerated write-down period of 2 years.

These measurements are temporarily only valid for the investments made in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 

 

Subsidies for companies

Companies that install an electric recharging station enjoy a deduction on investment of 13,5% with an accelerated write-down period of 2 years. 

Companies benefit from a deductibility of 120% for their electric cars. For company cars there is solely a solidarity contribution of  22,95 € a month. 

In addition, companies can claim an ecology subsidy as well (www.vlaanderen.be/ecologiepremie) 

These measurements are temporarily only valid for the investments made in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

2. Why to drive electric?

 

Environment
The transport sector is world-wide responsible for approximately a quarter of the gas emissions with greenhouse effect. Each conventional car emits, on average, 4 tons of CO2 per annum. In this moment, 800 million cars circulate, which results in an emission of 3,2 billion tons per annum. CO2 emission must decrease drastically and quickly. The European Union presupposes a reduction of 30% in 2020, some environmental experts ask even for a reduction of 80% per 2050. Since electric cars don't emit any CO2, it would be already a great step in the right direction.

 

Health
The electric car doesn't emit any fine dust. In Belgium, fine dust is responsible for 15.000 deaths per annum.

Economics

  • The electric car is much more economic in fuel consumption because the electric current is less expensive than fossil fuels. An average electric car consumes approximately 12,5 kWh/100 km at an average cost of 0,20 €/kWh. On a distance of 100 km, your car consumes approximately € 2,5. 
  • Moreover, an electric car requires 30% less expenses for maintenance than a conventional car.
  • The expenses for insurance are also 50% inferior.
  • Lastly, in Belgium, the electric cars are classified in the lowest HP tax class, i.e. 3 or 4 HP. The annual traffic tax comes to € 69,70. The non-recurring circulation tax (TMC) amounts to € 61,50, the minimum amount.
     

Energy efficiency
Electric cars consume 50% of the basic energy necessary for combustion engines. Moreover, they are provided with an energy recovering brake, producing energy during braking and they do not consume any energy at standstill.

Economy
The fuel of the future, available everywhere – electricity - will ensure the European independence with regard to energy supply.

Balanced energy consumption
The batteries in the cars will provide a great storage capacity for alternative energy produced in the off-peak hours. In this way, the peak hours could be absorbed, since each car owner will be able to return its stored energy to the electric network. The owner of the car will be refunded for the delivery of electricity, while the distributor will be able to save on the required investments for standby generators. The intelligent networks bring the solution.

Social
Electric cars are practically silent.

Cultural heritage
Thanks to the elimination of polluting exhaust fumes, the buildings (cultural) will not be damaged any more by harmful deposits.

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4. How long does it take to recharge my battery?

 

That depends on the size of the battery and the type of recharge station.  The synoptic shema below shows the charging times for a 25Kw battery (= range of 160 km) and a 50Kw battery  en 50KW. The battery is already for 80% full in about 50% of the indicated time.

Connection

Capacity

Charging time (25Kw)

Charging time (50Kw)

1-phase 16A-230V

3,68Kw

6 ¾ h

13 ½ h

3-phase 16A-400V

6,4Kw

4 h

7 ¾ h

3-phase 32A-400V

12,8Kw

2 h

4 h


The future fast chargers will make it possible to charge a battery in 10 to 20 minutes. On the condition of disposing of a network of recharging points sufficiently spread out (e.g. on public car parks, work sites, public places) it is not always necessary to charge your battery completely.

5. Which is the average range of he current batteries?

Today, an average battery has a range of 150 km. There are already batteries on the market with a range of 600 km, however they are relatively expensive. At the current speed of development, powerful batteries will very soon be available at affordable price. Moreover, it seems that 80% of Europeans do not cover more than 50 km a day by car. Belgium is the country par excellence for this type of cars, since all distances are relatively short. And, once more, a sufficiently dense network of recharging points eliminates all restrictions.

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