Electric Bikes and Scooters: Save Big with Portugal’s New 6% VAT at Grandhy

Portugal’s Innovative VAT Reduction on Electric Bikes and Scooters: A Pioneering Step for Consumers

Portugal has recently taken a groundbreaking step in promoting green transportation by significantly reducing the VAT on electric bikes and scooters. From January 1, 2023, the VAT on these eco-friendly vehicles has been slashed from 23% to a mere 6%, making Portugal the first country in Europe to adopt such a measure.

What This Means for Consumers

This dramatic reduction in VAT translates to a substantial decrease in the sales prices of electric bikes and scooters in Portugal. For instance, with this new VAT rate, purchasing an e-bike costing €2,000 now saves consumers almost €300, assuming manufacturers and outlets fully pass on this reduction​​. This makes eco-friendly transportation options more accessible and financially attractive to a broader range of consumers, supporting Portugal’s green goals and encouraging a shift from car to bicycle for environmental protection and quality of life in cities​​.


Grandhy’s Role in Embracing the Change

At Grandhy, we are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative movement. Recognizing the significant financial benefits for our customers, we are adapting our sales strategies to align with Portugal’s new VAT policy. For sales within Portugal, the 6% VAT rate is directly applied. However, for sales to other European countries where the VAT rate is typically higher (e.g., 19% in Germany), we initially apply the respective country’s VAT rate for online sales.


A Unique Opportunity for International Customers

In an exciting development, the law offers an exceptional provision for international customers. If customers contact us via our website chat or email before making a purchase, we can apply the Portuguese VAT rate of 6% instead of the higher rates applicable in their countries. This opens up a window for substantial savings, making our eco-friendly products more accessible and appealing to a wider European audience.


Beyond VAT: Additional Incentives

Portugal’s commitment to green transportation goes beyond just the VAT reduction. The country also continues to support an incentive scheme for low-emission vehicles, including conventional, electric, and cargo bikes, into 2023. This means consumers can benefit from both the reduced VAT rate and the purchase incentives, although the funding for this scheme has historically been lower than the actual demand​​.


A Step Towards a Greener Future

Portugal’s initiative, reflected in our approach at Grandhy, is more than just a financial incentive; it’s a step towards a sustainable, healthier future. By making electric bikes and scooters more affordable, we are not only supporting our customers’ budgets but also contributing to environmental protection and the promotion of healthier lifestyles. Join us in embracing this eco-friendly shift and explore our range of electric bikes and scooters today. Together, we can make a difference, one ride at a time.


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