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Factsheet for measure CY-2022-49/3023 Updated – measures in Cyprus

Grant scheme to promote electric mobility

Προώθηση της ηλεκτροκίνησης στην Κύπρο

Country Cyprus , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 December 2022 – 31 December 2024
Context Green Transition, European Semester
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
Author Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound
Measure added 31 January 2023 (updated 25 April 2024)

Background information

The scheme is at a second phase of implementation and it is funded by the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, under the Recovery and Resilience Plan of Cyprus. It is part of the Cyprus National Energy and Climate Plan, which promotes vehicles with zero or low CO2 emissions as well as means of transport alternative to cars, resulting in reducing the environmental impact of transport and the number of CO2 emissions and air pollutants, in particular.

Content of measure

Potential beneficiaries of the scheme are natural or legal persons (including enterprises, organisations, municipalities, communities, unions, foundations, federations or associations, including NGOs). The scheme covers:

  • sponsorship for the purchase of zero-emission CO2 vehicles (pure electric vehicles): the grant for a vehicle for individual use is €10,000, €15,000 for a taxi, €12,000 for beneficiaries with disabilities, €15,000 for a commercial vehicle (3.500 kilos), €12,000 for large families and €40,000 for small buses
  • sponsorship for the purchase of an electric bicycle (assisted cycling): the grant is €400, and €1,000 for electric bicycles with built-in battery
  • scrapping of an old polluting vehicle in combination with a subsidy for the purchase of low-carbon vehicles (with CO2 emission limits of 50g/km): the grant for a vehicle for individual use is €7,500, €12,000 for a taxi and for €10,000 beneficiaries with disabilities
  • the scrapping of an old polluting vehicle in combination with the payment of an amount for a grant for the purchase of an electric bicycle (assisted cycling) and a supplementary one-off amount: the grant is €900, of which €400 is destined for the scrapping and €500 for the supplementary lump sum.
  • scrapping of an old polluting vehicle in combination with the granting of bus tickets and a payment of a supplementary lump sum: the grant is €750, of which €250 is destined for the scrapping and the granting of bus tickets and €500 for the supplementary lamp sum.

The total amount available for the implementation of the second phase of the scheme is €10.1 million.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

08 February 2024

On 8 February 2024, the Department of Transport of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announced the 3rd Call of the Scheme for the Promotion of Electromobility. The available budget for the 3rd Call is €36.5 million. The sponsorship categories include both private vehicles and taxis and it is expected that 3,159 private vehicles and 90 taxis will be sponsored under this Call. In compare with the 2nd Call, the sponsorship for taxis for zero CO2 emissions is increased by €5,000. Additionally, 90 vehicles for the disable persons will be sponsored with €5,000 increased sponsorship for low CO2 emission vehicles and €8,000 for zero CO2 emissions vehicles in compared with the sponsorship of the 2nd Call. The 3rd call also provides the same increases for low and zero emissions vehicles that will be purchased by large families. 90 vehicles are expected to receive the large family sponsorship, according to the plan.

Due to the increase applications recorded in the system from the first days of the opening of the Call by large families, the Cabinet announced an extra €2 million for this category on 21 February 2024.

Also, 195 commercial vehicles, 2 mini buses, 65 micro-vehicles, 893 motorbikes all of zero CO2 emissions and 933 electric bicycles will be sponsored under this Call.

Use of measure

It is expected that 2,518 citizens/organizations/companies will receive the grant by the end of 2023. The funds available are allocated in 17 categories; according to the allocation, €5 million are distributed in the category for the ‘purchase of new zero-emission CO2 vehicles’ with 500 beneficiaries followed by the ‘scrapping of an old polluting vehicle in combination with a subsidy for the purchase of low-carbon vehicles’ with nearly €2 million and 260 beneficiaries.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


The designing of the grant scheme has been performed by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Work and upon the decision of the members of the Cabinet; no social partner or political party has been invited to participate in any kind of consultation. Similarly, social partners and political parties have no involvement in the implementation of the grant. The Coordination agency is the Directory of Development of the Ministry of Finance and the implementation agency is the Road Transport Department of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Work.

Views and reactions

No particular reactions have been recorded by social partners or political parties in regards to the issuing of the grant and/or the content.


  • 01 December 2022: Οδηγός σχεδίου προώθησης της ηλεκτροκίνησης στην Κύπρο (
  • 08 February 2024: Οδηγός Σχεδίου Προώθησης της Ηλεκτροκίνησης 3η Προκύρυξη (


Eurofound (2023), Grant scheme to promote electric mobility, measure CY-2022-49/3023 (measures in Cyprus), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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