The autonomous communities had until July 14 to activate the aid to the MOVES III plan, but only six have done their job on time. The mandatory deadline set by the Government has expired, but neither the Community of Madrid, nor Catalonia, nor 11 other communities have yet activated the aid of this plan to promote the sale of electric cars with up to 7,000 euros of subsidy.
The previous plan, MOVES II, is still in force and has not exhausted its funds in all communities. This, together with the fact that the MOVES III plan will run until 2023, has caused multiple communities to have reached beyond the planned deadline, as has already happened in the past.
This is the current status of the MOVES III plan; aids that can already be requested in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Castilla – La Mancha, Castilla y León and the Basque Country, as well as in the autonomous city of Ceuta.
In which communities the MOVES III plan is active and how to apply for the aid
Beyond being active in some communities and not in others, it is relevant to know that all individuals and freelancers who have purchased an electric car from last April 10 they will be able to benefit from the incentives retroactively. However, until the official gazettes of each community publish these grants, the citizens of each place will not be able to receive them. A different situation is for companies, which will have to wait for the communities.
It is the Autonomous Community that receives the most funds: 71.3 million euros. On July 13, the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) published the call for the MOVES III plan, with an endowment of 67 million euros. Applications can be sent as of September 20, 2021 and they will remain open until the funds are exhausted or, failing that, until December 31, 2023, which is when the official term ends.
Details of the MOVES III plan can be consulted through the Andalusian Energy Agency website.
Was the first autonomous community to activate the MOVES III plan. At the end of June and with a budget of 9.8 million euros, the citizens of the islands saw how their community activated the aid both for the purchase of new vehicles and for the electric recharging infrastructure. The application has been active since July 5, as published in the BOIB.
With a budget of 18.3 million euros, the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands published on July 14 the call for the MOVES III plan. Finally, the sum for these grants has been approved for an amount of 15.85 million euros.
Castilla la Mancha
With an initial budget of 17.2 million euros, Castilla La Mancha has been the last to meet the deadline. The Minister of Sustainable Development, José Luis Escudero, has announced these grants, which together with those of MOVES II, represent a total of 21.5 million euros destined to subsidize the electric vehicle. “With a maximum of up to 7,000 euros for the purchase of an electric vehicle; up to 1,300 euros for an electric motorcycle and with up to 9,000 for electric vans”, as described by the autonomous government of La Mancha.
Castile and Leon
Castilla y León has also met the deadline on the horn. With a total budget of 20.1 million euros, the BOCyL has published the call for aid. From next September 15, Community citizens will be able to apply for these grants, for which an initial package of 10 million euros has been invested, expandable to 17.45 million euros in the coming years.
The Basque country
With an endowment of 18.7 million euros, the Basque Country published the call on July 5. Through the website of the Energy Agency of the Basque Government (EVE) we can consult the details of these grants, which may be requested from next September 28. Specifically, 16.37 million euros will be offered, of which 9 million will go to subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles and 7.4 million euros for the implementation of the charging infrastructure.
What happens with the rest of the autonomous communities
The second community with the largest budget is Catalonia, with 65.78 million euros. As announced by the Generalitat, the official announcement will be published in mid-September. Catalonia informs that MOVES-2 is still open and with an available budget.
In third place we have the community of Madrid, with 57.1 million euros. For the moment, Madrid has not made movements in the announcement of the aid. Neither do other communities like Aragon, with a budget of 11.2 million; Asturias, with 8.5 million; Galicia, with 22.7 million or the Valencian Community, to whom 42.6 million euros correspond.
What is the amount of MOVES III
For this MOVES III plan, an initial 400 million euros have been allocated throughout Spain, which will be expandable up to 800 million euros in the communities with the most demand. To access the aid of this plan it will be necessary to buy a electric car up to 45,000 euros or 53,000 euros in those BEVs with 8 or 9 seats.
In the case of buying a car of these characteristics, up to 4,500 euros direct, expandable up to 7,000 euros in case of scrap.
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