Quotation request

New support for light trucks and increased support for heavy trucks

Tempcon Group was early on investing in electric vehicles and actively participates in the continued development through, among other things, participation in the E-charge project. Now new opportunities are opening up when the Government has recently decided to introduce a new, temporary support for light electric trucks in order to speed up the conversion to electric vehicles. In addition, small and medium-sized companies that invest in emission-free heavy trucks will be able to receive extended support.

The decision means that whoever buys a light electric truck can receive up to SEK 50 000 in support per truck. The amount will later be scaled down gradually and at the end of 2025 the support will be phased out. A special investment is also made on emission-free heavy trucks which, in addition to differentiated support levels, also receive an increased ceiling amount that will amount to a maximum of 25 percent of the purchase price.

In a press release from the government, climate and environment minister Romina Pourmokhtari says that the new subsidies are an important step in the government’s work to create conditions for electrifying the transport sector. She also believes that this means that more people can replace their fossil-powered trucks with electric-powered vehicles, which is absolutely central for Sweden to reach all the way down to net zero emissions by 2045 and that we will then meet our commitments to the EU.

Furthermore, the government has decided to adapt the climate premium to the EU’s new state aid rules that came into effect last year. The government also ensures that vehicle gas trucks can receive support through the new EU regulation on support of minor importance that came into force at the turn of the year.

Climate and Environment Minister Romina Pourmokhtari continues: By broadening the climate premium to light electric trucks and differentiating the support amounts for heavy vehicles, better conditions are created for a conversion and electrification of the vehicle fleet. For the heavy vehicles that have particular difficulties in converting to electric drive, fossil-free fuels such as biogas will play an important role.

The changes to the Climate Premium come into force on 13 February 2024.