Scrapping bonus trial
 

Scrapping bonus trial

A scrapping bonus will be paid for a trial period running from 1 July–31 December 2015. The trial is being funded by the State and the automotive industry. The State will contribute EUR 1,000 and the automotive industry EUR 500 for each scrapped vehicle.

You can receive a scrapping bonus towards the purchase of a new car or caravan if you scrap a vehicle belonging to you that is over 10 years old and replace it with an as yet unregistered vehicle producing carbon dioxide emissions of 120 g/km or less.

Conditions for receiving the scrapping bonus

A natural person can receive a scrapping bonus if

  • the replacement is a new vehicle producing carbon dioxide emissions of 120 g/km or less; or the replacement is completely or secondarily powered by high blend ethanol, electricity, or methane fuel.
  • the person acquiring the new vehicle presents the retailer with a certificate of destruction for a vehicle that has been in their possession and has now been scrapped or sent for scrapping. (You will receive a certificate of destruction when you surrender your vehicle to an authorised scrapping facility.)
  • the certificate of destruction and the order for the new vehicle must be dated no earlier than 1 July 2015 and no later than 31 December 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to buy a new car?

The vehicle must be unregistered, so a demonstration car, for example, would also be acceptable as long as it has never been registered.

 

Can I scrap my car before the start of the trial period and use the certificate of destruction later?

No. The certificate of destruction and the order for the new car must be dated no earlier than 1 July 2015 and no later than 31 December 2015.

 

Can I take advantage of the scrapping bonus if I trade in an old car for a new one?

Yes, the law does not prohibit the use of trade-in vehicles.

 

Do you have to own a vehicle for a certain period before scrapping it?

No. In practice, it is possible to acquire a car for scrapping, take it to an authorised scrapping facility, and use the certificate of destruction when buying a new car.

 

Can I use several certificates of destruction to receive several scrapping bonuses to use towards the purchase of a new car?

The scrapping bonus is legally bound to the acquisition of a new vehicle, that is, only one scrapping bonus per purchase of a new vehicle.

 

Can a scrapping bonus be handed over to another person, for example, a family member?

A scrapping bonus cannot be handed over to another person. However, the new vehicle may have a second owner or holder, as long as the owner of the scrapped vehicle is one of the two.