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1st June 2022
Incentives for the purchase of an EV: we explain everything you need to know!

Bonuses, scrapping premiums, conversion premiums... There are a lot of incentives to help you switch to an electric vehicle. But there are so many options that it becomes difficult to choose. Let's review them together!

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First of all, there is the famous ecological bonus.

Electric cars are the stars of the show. Until June 30, 2022, the bonus is capped at €6,000 for a car worth less than €45,000 (€4,000 for a legal entity), equivalent to 27% of the vehicle's price, including the possible cost of renting the battery. The ecological bonus is €2,000 for a car with a price ranging from €45,000 to €60,000! All this applies to a purchase or rental of at least 2 years, without selling the year following the purchase or rental, and with a minimum of 6,000 km driven.

From July, the subsidy will be capped at €5,000 (€3,000 for a legal entity), at best; and €1,000 for a car worth more than €45,000.

Note that, for the purchase of a second-hand electric vehicle, you will also be entitled to a €1,000 bonus! (1)

In addition, there is the possible conversion premium.

This conversion premium is conditional on the scrapping of a Crit'Air 3 or older car or van (diesel-powered from before 2011, or petrol-powered from before 2006), and the purchase of a new or second-hand electric car worth up to €60,000. Based on your income level, you can then get incentives ranging from €1,500 to €5,000. (2)

Low Emission Zone Bonus

Please note that, depending on your local authority, you may be eligible for an additional “Low Emission Zone” bonus of up to €1,000. (2)

Clean vehicle microcredit

This loan is dedicated to low-income households wishing to buy a clean vehicle, as part of an environmental awareness campaign. The amount can reach €5,000, is tailored to the applicant's income and can be spread out over a maximum period of 5 years.

Greater Paris Metropolis

Paris completes the list of incentives with a subsidy ranging from €3,000 to €6,000.

Subsidies for installing charging stations at home

In addition to the Electra stations which have allowed you charging your vehicle since 2021, the French Government has introduced a tax credit for the acquisition and installation of a charging system for electric vehicles. Any taxpayer who is a homeowner, tenant, or free occupant is entitled to have a charging station set up at their primary or secondary residence. Their tax credit is worth 75% of the cost of the installation, up to a limit of €300 per charging system. (1) There is also the ADVENIR programme for all those living in apartment buildings. Without any income conditions, and in addition to the above-mentioned tax credit, the programme allows you to benefit from a 50% subsidy of the cost of supplies, equipment and construction works, with a limit of €960 for an individual charging station and €1,660 for the installation of a shared station. (4)

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