[NEWS] A Greek law for the promotion of e-mobility

In July 2020, the first Greek law for the promotion of e-mobility was enacted. The key points concern parking, tax incentives, urban and spatial planning.

In July 2020, the Greek Government established the 4710/2020 law for promoting electromobility in Greece, consisting of 6 parts and 65 articles in total. The key points of this law are summarized in the following points:

1. Controlled parking spaces can be used by electric vehicles (of zero emissions of emissions up to 50gr CO2/km) free of charge for the whole 2021.

2. Environmental tax enforcement in the industry for the imported old, second hand vehicles with high emission levels;

3. Tax incentives for promoting electromobility (e.g. for businesses producing electric vehicles or products related to electric vehicles);

4. Spatial planning regulations for the development of publicly accessible charging stations;

5. Urban planning regulations and other requirements for the installation of charging stations;

6. Grants for the purchase or leasing of electric vehicles, electric motorcycles, electric bicycles and e-scooters.