Automotive: help for electric utilities, beware of the false good idea

Posted on Apr 27, 2021, 4:22 PMUpdated Apr 27, 2021, 5:11 PM

The greening of the French car fleet will also go through vans and vans, even if electricity is far from being the panacea in this niche for the time being. At the end of the sector strategic committee held on Monday, the government announced that manufacturers of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and industrial vehicles had committed ” to continue strengthening the offer of zero-emission vehicles, and to triple the market share of electric LCVs over the next two years. “

To support the movement, the executive has promised subsidies. ” The bonus and conversion bonus systems for these vehicles will be adjusted to reduce the difference in acquisition and user costs which today appears to be too large ”, indicates the government. In presenting the measure, Bruno Le Maire was a little more explicit: the price cap of € 60,000, from which the aid for the acquisition of an electric vehicle (7,000 euros) decreases drastically, should be removed for commercial vehicles. This should benefit the large Master ZE van that Renault manufactures in Batilly (Moselle), cited the Minister of the Economy as an example.

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