Belgium is high on the list of best infrastructure for EVs
According to a worldwide analysis by ALD Automotive, European leader in leasing and mobility,Belgium has achieved a score of 62 out of 100 in the top 5 most developed countries in terms of electric driving. This is an important step forward in the transition to sustainable mobility.
Acoordign to ALD's Mobility Guide, neighboring countries such as the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, and Finland perform better than Belgium in terms of electric driving infrastructure. These countries have invested in developing a network of charging stations and have implemented stimulus measures, such as subsidies and tax benefits, to promote the purchase of electric vehicles.
Measures to improve infrastructure
Although Belgium still has some catching up to do, several initiatives have already been taken to promote the electrification of the vehicle fleet. For example, the Flemish government has developed a plan to install 100,000 charging points by 2030 and aims to make all newly sold cars emission-free by 2030. Various cities and municipalities in Belgium have also implemented measures to promote electric driving, such as reserving parking spaces for EVs and reducing parking fees.
How can companies contribute to the electric transition?
Companies can also contribute to the transition to sustainable mobility by investing in electric company cars and offering charging infrastructure in the workplace. This can not only contribute to a reduction in CO2 emmissions but can also lead to cost savings and an improved image. Pluginvest helps companies with this transition to eMobility to facilitate the electric revolution.
Belgian companies can deduct up to 100% of the cost of purcharsing a pure electric vehicle from their tax return. In addition, the costs of electricity (to charge the vehicle), financing, and parking are fully deductible.
In summary, although Belgium still has work to do in terms of electric driving, serveral steps have already been taken to promote the transition to sustainable mobility. It is now up to government, companies, and individuals to work together and take further measures to accelerate this transition and reduce CO2 emissions.