The Slovenia Times

Car dealers want tax exemptions for electric cars


Unlike elsewhere in the EU, electric cars are fully taxed in Slovenia. Apart from abolishing the motor vehicle tax for electric cars, the dealers also believe that people using company cars should not have to pay higher taxes.

Because the Finance Ministry had not wanted to change the income tax legislation to make this possible, car dealers have drafted a proposal, which has recently been incorporated into the Infrastructure Ministry's alternative fuel strategy, car dealers said in a press release today.

The strategy abandons higher taxes for those using 100% electric company cars, while those using hybrid company cars will only have to pay 50% of the company car tax.

Car dealers also want Slovenia to provide additional incentives for owners who decide to swap their old car (10 years or older) for an electric car or a hybrid.

This would help Slovenia modernise its car fleet, as estimates show that over 200,000 cars in the country only meet the Euro 3 emissions standard.

Moreover, the changes introduced to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) this year will trigger a 25% increase in emission estimates, which will lead to massive tax increases, unless changes are made to the motor vehicle tax, car dealers also warned.


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