Paris region introduces EV subsidies

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The French capital’s Métropole du Grand Paris provides grants of up to 6,000 euros to private individuals for the purchase of alternatively fuelled vehicles (BEV, FCEV, PHEV, hybrid and natural gas) when they are used to replace an old combustion engine.

The subsidies of the programme “Métropole Roule Propre!” (Metropole drives clean) can be combined with the nationwide subsidies. The subsidies of up to 6,000 euros apply to the purchase of a new or used electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid vehicle with an electric range of at least 50 kilometres, and hydrogen or CNG vehicles. The programme runs until 1 January 2023, with the subsidy limited to one per person.

Those who replace their internal combustion vehicles with two- or three-wheeled electric vehicles or light electric quadricycles can also receive a subsidy. An amount of 1,400 euros applies. Both the 6,000 and the 1,400 euros are maximum amounts. The subsidy is always paid in relation to the purchase price (up to 50 per cent, in the case of low-income households up to 80 per cent takeover). There is one exception: For e-bikes, buyers can expect a fixed amount of 500 euros.

Persons residing in one of the 131 municipalities in the metropolitan region are eligible – regardless of whether the new vehicle is purchased or rented. The internal combustion car to be scrapped must have been owned by the buyer for at least one year and must have been registered for the first time before certain key dates. And it can be both a passenger car and a light commercial vehicle.

With reporting by Cora Werwitzke, France.


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