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Company bikes are not considered as a taxable benefit for employees, even when they are used for private purposes. There are no direct fiscal incentives to cycle to work, though. An income tax reduction for commuting to work is envisaged too: € 600 per year are reserved to cyclists, the reimbursement of the full cost of public transport and € 0.58 per km for car drivers (only if no public transport alternative is feasible). Unfortunately, fiscal incentives for company cars are still advantageous both for employers and employees.
ECF recommends a drastic increase in the taxation of company cars, in order to discourage the increasing share of people commuting to work by car. Furthermore, active fiscal incentives for cyclists should be introduced too.