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FUEL PASS 2: Increased subsidy for 3 months, higher on the islands

FUEL PASS 2: Greece’s government announced on Tuesday that it extends the fuel subsidy to motorists for another three months. i.e. for July, August and September 2022. It the same time, it increased the amount for car owners to 80 euros in the mainland and 100 euros on the islands For motorcycle owners the amount will be €60 and €70 respectively.

The subsidy will benefit around 3.1 million motorists.

The subsidy is for the whole quarter (3 months) and not on monthly basis.

Beneficiaries are motorists, tax residents in Greece, with an annual income of 30,000 euros (tax declaration for income year 2021) plus 3,000 for each child that raises the annual income for families to €45,000.

During a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the subsidy will go up to 80 euros from 45 for cars and to 60 euros from 35 for motorcycles.

On the islands, where fuel prices tend to me higher than on the mainland, the subsidy will go up to 100 euros per month for cars and 70 euros for motorcycles.

Total cost of the subsidy for “Fuel Pass 2” is estimated at 375 million euros, while the total subsidy for FUELPASS 1 and 2 is , 580 million euros.

The measure will go into effect on July 1 and run until the end of September, when the situation will be reassessed.

Diesel is also being subsidized.

Beneficiaries are motorists with an annual income of 30,000 euros plus 3,000 for each child that raises the annual income for families to €45,000.

According to state broadcaster ERT, the subsidy can also be booked on a bank account, something that was not the case with FUEL PASS 1. Ηower, if the subsidy is booked on the digital card – as on Fuel Pass 1 _ the amount will be higher.

Subsidy with or without card

For the mainland and the use of a card the subsidy will amount to 65 euros without a card, 80 euros with a card for the quarter.
For those who have a main residence in an island area (and Crete) the subsidy increases to 85 euros without a card, 100 euros with a card.
Motorcycles in mainland: 45 euros without card 60 euros with card.
Motorcycles in an island area: 55 euros without a card 70 euros with a card
The amount of the subsidy is increased to 15 euros by using a card compared to 5 euros that was valid with the previous subsidy.

Gasoline and Diesel

For diesel the boost will still be 12 cents per liter at the source. The final benefit – including VAT – will be 15 cents per liter.

The subsidy reduces the increases in gasoline by 44 cents and drops the price below 2 euros, the total cost of intervention in gasoline amounts to 200 million euros.

The diesel is subsidized at 12 cents per liter at the source. The final benefit – including VAT – will be 15 cents per liter.

The beneficiaries

Beneficiaries are citizens with an income of 2021 up to 30,000 increased by 3,000 for each family member up to five members and for a total income of up to 45,000 euros.

According to FinMIn Staikouras, the potential beneficiaries are 3.1 million out of the 3.5 million vehicle owners.

When does the platform for Fuell Pass 2 open?

The platform FUEL PASS 2 is scheduled to open at the end of July

Beneficiaries will have to submit their application electronically on the relevant platform vouchers.gov.gr as they did for Fuel Pass 1.

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4 comments

  1. after supporting greece with 400 billion euros from every eu taxpayer, it is of course clear they have to pay the full price when criusing greece with a car. same as in hungary.

    • you mean after supporting bankers with 400 billion euros.. greece was merely put on the hook for this ‘debt’. same as everywhere else the banker cartel runs the show.

  2. 80 euros one-time payment for the period July, August, and September? Or 240 in total?
    Also, if I applied to the Fuel Pass 1, I need to apply again for this one?