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This Monday, the Prime Minister presented the ecological planning project to party leaders. The Head of State will make the announcements next Monday with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality in 2050, thanks to the development of electric cars. And to encourage its use, the executive therefore intends to increase the ecological bonus.
Top start for the ecological bonus of 2024. The decree and order must be published in the Official Journal in the coming hours while the contours of this new formula become clearer. Until now, the bonus was allocated to all electric cars, regardless of where they were manufactured. But faced with the proliferation of vehicles manufactured in China and the proliferation of Chinese brands on the market, the government has decided to change its mind. From now on, the bonus will be granted according to the carbon impact of the production of the vehicle.
The famous list of eligible cars will not be known before the end of the year, because manufacturers have until October 10 to submit applications for their models. But the verdict will not come until December 15, which suggests a tight schedule. “We know that this eligibility will have a big impact on the sales volumes of this or that model, so it leaves little time for manufacturers and dealers to change stock volumes accordingly,” explains Arnaud Aymé, automotive specialist. at SIA Partners.
Ecological and pro-European criteria
However, we know which aspects are concerned by the new ecological bonus criteria: the materials used during production, the environmental impact of the factory via its energy consumption, the battery technology or even the environmental impact of transport of the vehicle. Ultimately, there is an environmental score out of 80.
It remains to know the level of the bonus. Today, it is 5,000 euros and can reach 7,000 euros for the most modest. The executive wants to inflate this increase, but it is the finance bill which will have to decide the question.