The National Council of the automotive professions (CNPA) has received the approval of the Directorate General of Energy and Climate (DGEC) to extend the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros granted to companies when buying an electric car. Instead of the 3000 euros normally granted according to a recent decree.
At the end of December, the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition lifted the veil on an overhaul of the French ecological bonus: electric cars less than 45,000 euros will always benefit from the full aid set at 6,000 euros, when vehicles oscillating between 45,000 and 60,000 euros will see this scholarship drop to 3,000 euros. For cars above the above threshold, financial support disappears.
Delays due to the health crisis
This new regulation explained above applies only to individuals. As for companies, the decree provided for lowering their bonus from 6,000 to 3,000 euros, and this, from January 1, 2020. However, any vehicle bought in 2019 and delivered before March 31, 2020 always benefited from the maximum amount. A deadline, however, extended, as announced by the National Council of the automotive professions (CNPA).
The press release published by the organization specifies the measure: " To take into account delivery delays due to the health crisis, the administration has postponed the vehicle delivery deadline to June 15, to allow companies to benefit from the bonus amounts in force in 2019 », One can read. Please note that individuals are not affected here. Only professionals benefit from this boost.
An unprecedented drop in activity
" The CNPA welcomes this postponement, which constituted strong demand from businesses in the automotive trade and services. Since the beginning of the health crisis, these have suffered an unprecedented drop in activity, with considerable associated economic losses. It was therefore necessary to provide for a relaxation of certain regulatory provisions in order to reassure businesses in this period of crisis and not generate additional costs and complexities. Says the document.
Source: CNPA press release