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Amsterdam, February second, 2023 – It’s almost New Year’s Eve again. A new year… means all sorts of new things. Not only will we decide on New Year’s resolutions for 2023, there will also be a lot of new changes coming our way in 2023 when it comes to cars! New cars on the market, new inventions, new laws and regulations. We can’t predict the future, but we did already list a couple of things you can expect this year as an electric driver. To kick it off; new laws, regulations, and subsidies for electric vehicles in 2023.

Laws and regulations

In 2023 the climate, and with it, electrification, is once again an important point of concern in politics. New laws are being adopted, already adopted laws are going into effect, and the intermediary checkpoint of 2026 is getting closer. A lot of these laws are a direct consequence of the climate agreement, in which agreements are set for the reduction of CO2 emission. We’ve made a list of the most important things for this year.

Co2 reduction law

From July 2023 managers of companies with over 100 employees are obligated to report the business-based comings and goings of their employees. This is one of the aforementioned consequences of the climate agreement, in which agreements are set for the reduction of CO2 emission. This agreement has the goal to create awareness for sustainable mobility, so greenhouse emission will be reduced. Employers need to report on the ways their employees travel to work, what type of fuel they use, and how many kilometers they drive.


In 2023, EV drivers get a discount on additional taxes. For a new or a secondhand electric vehicle with a purchase value of up to 30.000 EUR, you pay 16% additional taxes. For an EV with a purchase value over 30.000 EUR, you pay the regular 22% additional taxes.

Road Tax

Until 2025, you don’t pay road taxes for an electric car. With this, the government is trying to stimulate the change to EV driving. Because of this, they decided to give people who drive an EV 75% discount on road taxes for the whole of 2025.

Intermediary checkpoint

To reduce CO2 emission as a consequence of commercial transport, the government first brings the aforementioned collective law into effect. An intermediary checkpoint is planned for 2026. If companies are on the right track by then, the government will decide on new collective laws up until 2030. If certain companies turn out not to be on the right track when it comes to reducing CO2 emission, the government will decide on individual laws. This intermediary checkpoint is getting closer; which makes electrification of fleets, and the change to EV driving of utmost importance.

The Environment and Planning Act of the Netherlands

It’s of importance to install more charging stations for electric vehicles, and because of this, the laws regarding parking areas are changed from July 1st, 2023. With these changes, the government wants to make sure that new charging stations in parking lots are installed safely. This has consequences for owners and managers of parking lots, for example those of Home Owners Associations.

Charging stations within parking garages need to be up to new standards. The most important ones are:

  • Every charging station within a parking garage can be centrally switched off at the same time.
  • Near the entrance of the parking garage, it’s clearly stated where the charging stations are located, and how they can be centrally switched off.
  • Laadpunten maken gebruik van de laadtechnieken ‘mode 3’ of ‘mode 4’. Dat betekent dat het gaat om een laadstation. 

These terms, which are included in The Environment and Planning Act of the Netherlands, are set for all new charging stations that are installed from July 1st, 2023.


In 2023, you can apply for subsidies again, just like in past years. You can apply for a subsidy for the purchase of an electric car, if it has a purchase value up to 45.000 EUR. In 2023, you can receive a reimbursement of 2.950 EUR for a new EV. You can apply for this starting the 10th of January 2023, supplying a sales agreement closed on, or after the 1st of January 2023.