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.
A natural person can receive a scrapping bonus if
The vehicle must be unregistered, so a demonstration car, for example, would also be acceptable as long as it has never been registered.
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.
Yes, the law does not prohibit the use of trade-in vehicles.
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.
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.
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.