Occitania. Carole Delga announces aid “up to 5,000 euros” for the purchase of a new electric vehicle

Carole Delga, President (PS) of the Region of Occitania, presented a plan for the power to live and sovereignty in the region. (©GL / Toulouse News)

“We always had the ambition to become the first positive energy region in Europe” , remembered Carol Delga, since the beginning of his speech, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at toulouse. The President of the Region was speaking as part of the presentation of the regional plan for “power to live” and sovereignty.

New aid for electric vehicles

The elected socialist returned to her field experiences. “What do French women and men talk to me? In the first place, the question of the power to live, that the end of the month is increasingly difficult, that they have increasingly restricted expenses”. Carole Delga is aware of this problem of the power to live: “It’s the question trip and cost at the pump. When you live in rural areas, when you need a car, public transport is not always present and the car is essential”. The Region has therefore decided to step up its assistance.

“That’s why we decided to increase and open the ecocheque to new electric vehicles. Until then, we only helped used ones. We wanted to go up to 5,000 euros in assistance for a new electric vehicle, to take into account this need to switch to electric vehicles. And in this Wednesday morning, it was remembered again: Europe’s decision to end internal combustion engines by 2035.”

Carole DelgaPresident of the Region of Occitania

As the President of the Region of Occitania pointed out, “Bruno Le Maire recalled that state aid, which can go up to 9,500 euros, were extended for a further six months. She gave the example of two new electric vehicles, whose price is 33,700 euros. “So we have 5,000 euros from the regional ecocheque which is added to the 9,500, that means 14,500 euros in aid in Occitania. This is a significant drop.”

Who is eligible and for what amount?

The President specified that this aid would be allocated to non-taxable persons, which is “50% of the population of the region” and which prevails for the inhabitants of the 13 departments. On the other hand, no aid is granted to taxable persons.

In concrete terms, the amount paid by the Region will be € 5,000 for vehicles with Crit’Air 4 vignettes, and € 4,000 for the Crit’Air 3, subject, of course, to dismantling the car in question.

The artisans also helped

Note that Carole Delga also mentioned helping artisans. “I didn’t want artisans in rural areas, who have 30% of your revenue in a Low Emission Zone (in Toulouse or Montpellier, therefore, editor’s note), be penalized, hence the aid of 3,000 euros that we implement. The elected member recalled her wish: “We act to unite, not to divide or oppose the urban to the rural”.

On the sidelines of the aid presentation, Carole Delga also raised the problem of electric charging stations. “Today in Occitania, rural areas are a little better equipped than the big cities. We must work on this issue of large cities. The President of the Region of Occitania announced “a system that we are going to build with the Caisse des Dépôts, so that there is electrical terminals at the level of condominiums of large collective sets. »

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“Helping Small Projects”

In terms of support for energy renewal, Carole Delga recalled that the Occitan and Catalan territory includes ” 31 advice counters. In France, in 2021, there were 160,000 consultations in support of renewal. 80,000 were in Occitania. We represent only 10% of the French population, but thanks to our proactive action, we were able to have a mesh which allows people in rural areas to have a renovation advice point nearby”.

“We want to support the power to live, our sovereignty by reducing energy consumption, developing renewable energies. We also have to be able to help the smallest projects in the development of renewable energies. of the State because we must multiply these small projects.

Carole DelgaPresident of the Region of Occitania

And companies also play a crucial role, as indicated Christian Assaf, regional councilor and president of the Regional Energy Climate Agency (AREC). “It is important to work with them to encourage them to reduce your energy consumption. There’s the idea, with the device FITEEO (Financier for the Industry and Tertiary Sector of Energy Efficiency in Occitania) to intervene in the diagnosis, but also to allow companies to reduce their energy consumption without spending your money mainly on that. »

2030 then 2050 on display

Carole Delga then projected herself. First in the (very) short term, speaking of 1er July 2022. This is the day this plan “ to 200 million euros”, including “25 million euros for the mobility ecocheque”, will be activated. “The measures will be put into practice at that time”, continues the elected official, who justified the expression “power to live” instead of “purchasing power”: “I am in favor of a society of achievement, not consumption. Living is stronger than buying“. Then she looked at the long term and recalled that “what we want is to cover 100% of our renewable energy needs on a 2050 scale”.

By train, the most attractive fare range

In the fight against global warming and still in the travel box, the Region hammered out the will to promote transport, such as the train. And Jean-Luc Gibelin, vice president responsible for mobility for all and transport infrastructure, wanted to make a reminder. “SNCF itself insists on the fact that we have the most interesting tariff range, the cheapest train”, he underlined. “33,000 young people have the ‘+ equals 0’ device, and in a few days we will announce a device for the elderly.”

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