Or how the Belgian government is pushing for sustainable corporate mobility
It’s been a long time coming but we couldn’t be happier to see that our country is taking concrete measures veering towards a manageable and green future for Belgium’s corporate mobility issue. Earlier this week, Minister for Finance, Vincent van Peteghem gave the green light for the new bill aiming for a 5-year greenification process.
Van Peteghem makes use of three main pillars to transition to a kind of mobility that is more in line with our quality of life and the environmental ambitions we so highly regard. Let’s try to make this more tangible:
In the nearby future, only zero-emission vehicles will be tax-deductible. As we cannot drastically throw everything overboard overnight, the government has decided to build in a buffer, starting now and running for the upcoming 5 years. This gives employers, leasing companies and employees the time to transition. In numbers:
A push for a greener corporate mobility goes hand in hand with an increase of the number of electric vehicles. The government therefore wants to incentivize both individuals and companies to install charging stations.
Companies and organizations that invest in a public charging station between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2024, qualify for a cost deduction. The cost deduction gradually phases out over the years:
Important side note here is that the stations have to remain easily accessible for third parties.
Van Peteghem keeps on emphasizing the importance of a major modal shift when it comes to mobility. That is exactly why he wants to expand the mobility budget by making it more intuitive and flexible.
The mobility budget will immediately be available for all employees that either have a company car or that qualify for one.
Following points will be added to the list of things that are eligible for the mobility budget: