Bonus - for low emission vehicles

Low emission vehicles ("klimatbonusbilar") that are licensed for use for the first time on 1 July 2018 or later with emissions of carbon dioxide up to a certain value can be rewarded with a bonus.

Here you can find a translation of the definition of low emission vehicle*. The Swedish definition is found in the Swedish Ordinance (2017:1334) on Low Emission Vehicles.

* In this ordinance, low emission vehicle refers to a private car, a light lorry or a light bus that:

  1. is type approved in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Swedish Vehicle Ordinance (2009:211);
  2. meets the emission requirements contained in Regulation (EC) No715/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information, in the wording of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1151; and
  3. according to the data stated in the Swedish vehicle register:
    1. For car licensed for use for the first time
      - beetween April 1, 2021 and July 11, 2022 and emits a maximum of 60 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre ; or

      - beetween July 12, 2022 and December 31, 2023 and emits a maximum of 50 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre ; or

      - on Januari 1, 2023 or later and emits a maximum of 30 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre ; or

    2. is equipped with technology enabling the use of fuel gas other than liquefied petroleum gas.

Frequently asked questions

  • The bonus is calculated on the basis of a number of different parameters. Until July 11, 2022 there were different conditions for private individuals and companies. 
  • The bonus may be equal to a maximum of 25 per cent of the price charged for the new car when the car model was first introduced on the Swedish market.
  • New cars that are licensed for use for the first time July 12, 2022 or later, get no bonus if the price, according to the Swedish Tax Agency's new car price list, is above 700,000 SEK.
  • For pure electric cars and hydrogen cars with zero emissions, the highest possible bonus is
    • 70,000 SEK if the car was licensed for use for the first time between April 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.
    • 50,000 SEK if car was is licensed for use for the first time on January 1, 2023 or later.
  • For other cars, such as plug-in hybrids, the bonus decreases for every gram of carbon dioxide that the climate bonus car emits according to the Swedish vehicle register based on when it is licensed for use for the first time. If the car was licensed to use the forts time
    • between April 1, 2021 and July 11, 2022, the bonus is calculated by starting at 45,000 SEK and deducting 583 SEK for every gram CO2 that the car emits
    • between July 12, 2022 and December 31, 2022, the bonus is calculated by starting at 20,000 SEK and deducting 300 SEK for every gram CO2 that the car
    • on January 1, 2023, the bonus is calculated by starting at 10,000 SEK and deducting 167 SEK for every gram CO2 that the car emits
  • Until July 11, 2022, a bonus to a company may come up to a maximum amount of 35 per cent of the difference between the price charged for the new low emission vehicle when the car model is first introduced on the Swedish market, and the price of the nearest comparable new car*, if the price of the new low emission vehicle is higher than the price of the nearest comparable new car.

* Comparable car" refers, somewhat simplified, to a car of the same make and model, and with the same equipment as the low emission vehicle - but fossil-powered.

You can recieve a bonus if you buy a low emission vehicle and put it into use after June 30 2018, on condition that the car

  • has not been in use before, in Sweden or abroad
  • is a private car class I or class II (camper), light lorry or light bus
  • is type approved in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Swedish Vehicle Ordinance (2009:211)
  • meets the emission requirements for Euro 5 or Euro 6
  • according to the data stated in the Swedish vehicle register the car licensed for the first time
    • between April 1, 2021 and July 11, 2022 and emits a maximum of 60 grams of CO2 per kilometre, or
    • between July 12, 2022 and December 31, 2022 and emits a maximum of 50 grams of CO2 per kilometre, or
    • on January 1, 2023 or later and emits a maximum of 30 grams of CO2 per kilometre, or
    • can be powered by gas other than liquefied natural gas (LNG), for example hydrogen, methane or producer gas
  • was licensed for use for the first time July 12, 2022, or later and, accordning to the Swedish Tax Agency’s new car price list, has a price of a maximum of 700,000 SEK. If the price exceeds 700,000 SEK the car is not eligible for bonus. For cars that were licensed for use July 11, 2022, or earlier there is no such price limit.
  • at the time of payment of the bonus, has not changed owners, been deregistered or been modified in such a way that it no longer meets the technical requirements.

Please note that when it comes to leased cars, the lessor is considered as the owner and is the one who might be entitled to a bonus.

Do you have giro account ("plusgiro" or bank giro) registered in the Swedish vehicle register? In that case, the money will be paid into that account.

Otherwise, the bonus will be paid out via Swedbank's payment system. On the web page swedbank.se/kontoregister, you can enter and update your account details, regardless of which bank you have your account with. If Swedbank does not have your account details when the bonus is to be paid out, you will instead receive a money order slip.

In the account statement, the car's registration number + BNS will be stated as a payment reference, e.g. "MLB84A BNS". The Swedish Transport Agency will not send you any further confirmation of the payment.

At the time of payment of the bonus, the car must not have changed owners, been deregistered or been modified in such a way that it no longer meets the technical requirements for low emission vehicles.

The bonus will be paid out at the earliest six months after the purchase of the low emission vehicle. The first payments were made in January 2019.

Modifications of weight, dimensions, environmental data or other data, as well as additions of new technical data not included in the type approval.

Examples of modifications affecting the vehicle's type approval:

  • post-conversion enabling the use of alternative fuel
  • modification of the engine
  • additions
  • conversions.

One of the conditions for receiving the bonus is that the vehicle is type approved in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Swedish Vehicle Ordinance (2009:211).

Modifications that do not usually affect the car's type approval include installation of taximeter, adaptation for use as a driving school car and elementary disability adjustment. If you have any questions about this, you are best advised to ask the vehicle inspection company before the registration inspection.

If your car was licensed for use for the first time July 12, 2022 or later

At the time of payment, no earlier than six months after the car has been licensed for use for the first time, the following conditions must be met:

  • The car must not have changed owner in the road traffic register.
  • The car must be registered in Sweden, ie it must not have been deregistered due to, for example, export or scrapping.
  • The car must not have been modified so that it is no longer a climate bonus car.

If your car is powered by gas, for example methane or gengas (not LPG), additional information is required, see the heading "Have you bought a gas car". If your car does not run on gas fuel other than LPG, then you do not need to do anything more than meet the above points.

You who bought a climate bonus car and it is licensed for use get a bonus no earlier than six months after the car is licensed for use  for the first time. The conditions for receiving a bonus are that there is money and that the car

  • had a new car price at the acquisition date, according to the Swedish Tax Agency's new car price list, which amounted to a maximum of SEK 700,000
  • has not been applied for before, either in Sweden or abroad
  • is a passenger car class I or class II (motorhomes), light truck or light bus
  • is type approved * according to ch. the Vehicle Ordinance (2009: 211) or meets the emission requirements for Euro 5 or Euro 6
  • according to information in the road traffic register, emits a maximum of 50 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer or can be run on gas fuel other than LPG, for example with hydrogen, methane or gengas. For cars that are licensed for use from 1 January 2023, the emission limit of 30 grams applies to the bonus
  • at the time of payment has not changed owner, deregistered or changed so that it no longer meets the technical requirements.

If the car is powered by a gas fuel other than LPG, for example with hydrogen gas, methane gas or gas, additional information is required, see heading ”Have you bought a gas car"

Please note that for a leasing car, it is the lessor who is considered the owner and has the opportunity to receive a bonus.

Förordning (2017:1334) om klimatbonusbilar

* A car that is type approved at the registration in the road traffic register and which has subsequently been modified and approved at the registration inspection is covered.

You can get a bonus for your gas car if it is powered by fuel other than LPG.

Is it a car that is powered by methane gas, CNG (vehicle gas) or gengas, the following applies:

  • Companies that have purchased such a gas car can receive a bonus based on the EU's general regulation on de minimis aid *. The total support for the current and the two previous tax years may amount to a maximum of 200,000 euros for the bonus to be paid out for your car.
  • You must submit a statement stating whether you have bought the car as an individual or company.
  • A company must account for the total amounts they received as support of minor importance during the current and the two previous tax years.
  • The Swedish Transport Agency will send you a form that you need to fill in and send back. If the report (form) is not submitted, we will not pay any bonus for the car.
  • The same other conditions for payment of bonuses apply as for other climate bonus cars, see the heading "Who receives the bonus and when is the bonus paid out?".

If it is a hydrogen car, the following applies:

  • The same conditions for payment of bonuses apply as for other climate bonus cars, see the headings "How do I calculate the bonus?" and "Who gets the bonus and when is the bonus paid out?".

* Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid

If your car was licensed for use for the first time before July 12, 2022

For a bonus to be paid to you as a vehicle owner, you have to submit an assurance to the Swedish Transport Agency within six months of the purchase of the low emission vehicle. When a low emission vehicle is put into use for the first time, the Swedish Transport Agency will send you information along with a form where you are to give your assurance.

We need the assurance from private individuals and companies alike in order to calculate the size of the bonus for the low emission vehicle.

Private individual or private firm (enskild firma)?

If you have bought the car as a private individual, all you need to do is state this in the assurance and sign the form. But if you have a private firm and have bought the car through your firm, you have to state that on the form. This is because a private firm is a type of company, and the bonus is calculated in different ways for private individuals and companies. But regardless of whether you have bought the car as a private individual or through your private firm, it will be registered on your personal identity number. For this reason, we need to know if you have bought it as a private individual or through your firm.

In other respects, private firms have to submit the same information in the assurance as other types of company.

Companies

All companies must state if they have received any other Government or municipal support in connection with the purchase of the car, and if there is any other circumstance that prevents them from being entitled to the bonus.

You have six months to complete the assurance

If we have not received the assurance within six months of the purchase of the car, no bonus will be paid to you. The assurance must be submitted in the original, since it will be machine-read.

When a low emission vehicle is put into use for the first time according to the Swedish vehicle register, the Swedish Transport Agency will initiate the matter immediately by sending the owner an assurance form. Counting from the date of purchase, the person or company that bought the car has six months to submit the assurance.

At the earliest six months after the purchase of the new car, the Swedish Transport Agency will examine whether or not a bonus will be paid. The car must not change owners until the bonus has been paid out. That is to say, the owner must be the same when the car is first put into use according to the vehicle register, and when the bonus is paid out. Otherwise, no bonus will be paid.

By way of example, a car dealer may not put a low emission vehicle into use day 1 and then register a change of ownership with the final customer as a new owner day 2. In that case, the car has changed owners after it was first put into use, and the conditions for receiving the bonus will not be met when the matter is examined by the Swedish Transport Agency.

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