A new environmental bonus for electric cars comes into force today

So far only according to price conditions (47,000 EUR) and vehicle weight (2.4 t), the ecological bonus is changing from this Saturday, December 16. A new component will appear: environmental score cars. Goal: subsidize modelslimited carbon footprint, in the production and transportation phase. Looking at the official list published by the government on December 14, we see that all electric vehicles Renault and 24 models the Stellantis group they are still entitled to the ecological bonus. Models manufactured outside Europe are eligible: e.g Mazda MX-30 made in Japan has achieved a minimum environmental score and is therefore included in the list. On the other hand, as expected, Dacia Spring and MG4 SAIC groups, imported from China, are not included there. On the side Are you hereTHE Modelsthe best-selling electric vehicle in France and Europe, it appears there for versions produced in Germany, but no model 3

Complete list of cars eligible for “carbon bonus

  • Abarth 500
  • Audi Q4 45 E-TRON
  • BMW 4 series
  • BMW X Series*
  • BMW iX1
  • BMW iX2
  • Citroën E-C4
  • Citroën E-C4
  • Citroën Ë-Berlingo
  • Citroën Jumpy Space Tourer
  • Cupra Born 150 KW 58/62 KWH
  • Cupra Born 170 KW 77/82 KWH
  • DS DS 3
  • DS DS 3 Crossback
  • Fiat E-Doblo
  • Fiat 500
  • Fiat 600
  • Fiat e-Ulysse
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Jeep Avenger
  • Mazda MX-30
  • Mercedes EQA class
  • Mercedes EQB class
  • Mercedes EQT
  • Mini Cooper Electric
  • Nissan Townstar
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Opel Combo-e Life
  • Opel Astra Electric
  • Opel Astra Sports-Tourer Electric
  • Opel Corsa Electric
  • Opel Mokka Electric
  • Opel Zafira-e Life
  • Peugeot e-Rifter
  • Peugeot e-308
  • Peugeot e-208
  • Peugeot e-2008
  • Peugeot Expert e-Traveller
  • Renault Zoe
  • Renault Twingo
  • Renault Megane E-Tech
  • Renault Scenic E-Tech
  • Renault Kangoo E-Tech Electric
  • Too bad Enyaq
  • Skoda Enyaq coupe
  • Skoda Enyaq 80
  • Skoda Enyaq 60
  • Skoda Enyaq 80X
  • Smart Fortwo
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Toyota Proace City Verso Electric
  • Volkswagen Up!
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pro 150 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pro 107 kW
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pro 107 kW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pure 125 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 150 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pure 109 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 128 kW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 For 210 kW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 220 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 4MOTION 210 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 250 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.5 Pro 150 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.5 Pro 128 kW
  • Volkswagen ID.5 Pro 210 kW
  • Volkswagen ID.5 GTX 220 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.5 GTX 250 KW
  • Volkswagen ID.7 Pro 210KW
  • Volvo C40
  • Volvo XC40

If the appearance of some high-end models in this list may be surprising, it must be said that under the condition of the price, which is currently set at 47,000 euros, it is understood without equipment. “In the interests of simplicity and clarity, in particular to avoid difficulties with the interpretation of these concepts of internal or external equipment of vehicles, it is considered that any option is extraneous to the vehicle and therefore must not be included in the acquisition costs determining the amount of support“, the government recently clarified. Likewise, the Services and Payments Agency confirmed that “this purchase price (including tax) includes any trade discountsand the cost of the battery, in the sole case that it is leased separately, but does not include any discounts or rebates associated with the trade-in of an existing vehicle, or options of any kind

How were the vehicles rated?

for memory new bonus terms now include consideration automotive environmental score. This is given by the variant version of the vehicle type. Therefore, not all variants of the model will be able to use the subsidy. For its calculation, ecological score consists of at least 70% of its value from the carbon footprint of the version considered during the phases of the vehicle’s life cycle prior to its use on the road. Where relevant, this score may take into account, up to a maximum of 30% of its value, elements related to the incorporation of recycled and bio-based materials into the vehicle, as well as the repairability of the battery, the text specifies. The government reminds that this measure should make it possible reduce France’s carbon footprint an average of 800,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year. Note that the environmental score is based on a total of 80 points. To be eligible for the bonus, the model must achieve at least 60 points.

Regular updating of the list of eligible vehicles

Manufacturers who have had their version rejected will also have the opportunity to justify that their production and delivery processes are more virtuous than those described by the methodology that allowed their score to be determined. PUSH platform for sending exceptional files will be open in the coming weeks and builders will be able to submit their new requests there. The application platform will remain open throughout the year for all manufacturers who wish to submit new applications. The decree on versions eligible for environmental assessment will therefore be updated regularly, in principle every month.

The question of the amount of bonuses for 2024 is still not resolved

Finally, the question of amounts allocated to the environmental bonus it remains for next year. They have been revised downwards twice in recent years and currently amount to 5,000 euros for natural persons, 7,000 euros for the most modest households and 3,000 euros for legal entities for the purchase of a new vehicle whose price does not exceed 47,000 euros and whose weight does not exceed 2.4t . Although the results of the government arbitration are not yet known, we know that the future range will be rather downward and will probably increase to €8,000 for people with low resources. If no date is currently advanced, the decree is expected by the end of the year.

*According to BMW, this is a supplementary list to the BMW iX1.

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