On the eve of the opening of the doors of the Paris Motor Show, Emmanuel Macron announced a series of measures to help the poorest households convert to electric. On the menu: an increased bonus, the arrival of social leasing at the end of 2023 and a tariff shield on recharging.
” Support households in their change of vehicle ” and ” make the electric car accessible to all These are the ambitions of Emmanuel Macron. The President of the Republic has announced a series of measures in this direction, in an exclusive interview with the daily Les Echosto be released this Monday, October 17, the day the doors of the Paris Motor Show open.
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Bonus increase to €7,000
One of the key measures of the Head of State consists in “ increase the ecological bonus from €6,000 to €7,000 for half of the households, the most modest “. The vehicles concerned must have a purchase price including VAT of less than €47,000 to be eligible. In 2017, electric represented only 1% of sales. ” Today it is 13%, and we will reach 30% at the end of the five-year period according to projections. ”explains the President to our colleagues who recalls that a 1 million conversion bonus was issued during the previous five-year term and 700,000 ecological bonuses were distributed.
In addition, Emmanuel Macron indicated that he was going ” allocate 150 million euros from the green fund to support ZFEs (Low Emission Zones) “in order to accompany” households with the most polluting vehicles to change their vehicles and access the city center, in conjunction with local authorities and employers “.
A tariff shield around charging from 2023
Faced with rising energy prices, Emmanuel Macron intends to extend the tariff shield to electric charging stations from January 2023 for said ” avoid adventures like some of our neighbors “. ” Today the prices remain reasonable, we will make sure they remain so indicated the Head of State.
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Social leasing launched at the end of 2023 / beginning of 2024
Among his campaign promises, candidate Macron mentioned his intention to deploy an electric car rental offer at €100 per month. Where are we today? Emmanuel Macron made it clear that the government was working ” technically on this measure in order to set a schedule ” for ” allow the device to be deployed in parallel with the increase in production in France “. “ Pre-orders will be made by the second half of 2023, for delivery in early 2024 explains the President, who does not specifically target models produced in France with this offer.
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Aid to promote “made in Europe”
However, Emmanuel Macron does not intend to favor American and/or Chinese models. ” We must wake up, neither the Americans nor the Chinese will give us such gifts! Europe must prepare a strong response and act very quickly. The Americans are buying American and are carrying out a very offensive state aid strategy. The Chinese are closing their market. » strikes the Head of State who pleads for a European preference as soon as possible.
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