Everything you need to know about Sweden’s fuel bonus
Sweden's fuel bonus, referred to by the government as a "fuel compensation", will be paid out to all car owners in Sweden. But how will it work, and how much money can car owners get?
Published: 14 April 2022 11:06 CEST Updated: 15 April 2022 09:01 CEST
What is the fuel bonus?
The new fuel bonus is designed to compensate drivers for the rising prices of fuel in Sweden caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It will be complemented by a number of other measures such as temporarily lowered taxes on fuel between June and October 2022 and a pause in renewable energy requirements for fossil fuels for 2023.
Who is eligible, and how much money will be available?
As a rule, those registered as owning or leasing a car in Sweden will receive 1000 kronor. This will only be awarded once per person, so if you have more than one car, you will still only get 1000 kronor.
Residents of some areas which the government has identified as particularly reliant on car transport will be awarded an additional 500 kronor on top of the 1000 kronor bonus. The full list of these areas is available here.
How do I get the bonus?
The details of the bonus have not yet been confirmed, but the government have said that they expect it will be paid out automatically.
When will it be available?
Again, there are no clear details on when exactly the bonus will be in car owners’ bank accounts, but the government is aiming for payments to go out in August.
Will I still get the bonus if I lease a car or have an electric car?
Yes. The bonus will be paid out to anyone owning or leasing a car in Sweden, regardless of how the car is powered.
If you have a company car registered in your name, you will receive the bonus. If the car is registered under the company’s name, you won’t be able to receive the fuel bonus.
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