The government of Spain has announced some improvements and changes to the MOVES III plan, the aid system for the acquisition of electric cars. By means of a Royal Decree approved by the Council of Ministers, at the request of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), three important modifications are made.
The first, and most important, is that from now on you can ask for help to buy used electric vehicles. But on one condition: they must not be more than a year old.
It is not perfect, but this opens the door for many people who want to change their car to an electric one, but cannot afford to buy a new one. When used, the price is much more accessible.
More modifications to the MOVES III Plan
The second modification is the tripling of demo vehicles that can be sold by a dealer. Before there were 30, now there are 90 units. In addition, the age of the vehicle is extended from a maximum of nine months to twelve.
Finally, the number of vehicles that a single owner can request in each autonomous community has been multiplied by five. It goes from 50 to 250, thus seeking to facilitate the renewal of fleets.
The MOVES III Plan is endowed with 1,200 million euros, of which 876 million have already been transferred to the autonomous communities. The objective of these modifications, according to the Ministry itself, is to offer an additional boost to the electrification of the Spanish vehicle fleet, facilitating the introduction of more affordable cars to the market.
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge explained that all these modifications have been approved thanks to the recommendations of the Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure Working Group (Gtirve), which is made up of different sectoral associations and the administration itself.