what is government support?

To benefit from maximum help in purchasing a plug-in hybrid, you need to navigate a sometimes complex system. We explain everything to you!

The goal of 100% electric is clearly assumed by the government and Europe these days. However, the other engines are not (yet) left out. Approves, the plug-in hybrid can benefit from various aids purchase. History to facilitate the transition of those who use it, mainly for the daily displacements in electric mode. Let’s take a look at the help you may be entitled to!

The eco bonus: not just for electric cars!

The ecological bonus is usually associated with electric cars. And for good reason: this is where it’s the most important, going up to €6,000. But most plug-in hybrids can also qualify. In fact, to benefit from it, plug-in hybrid cars must have an emission rate between 21 and 50 g/km of CO2 and at least 50 km of range in electric mode. All, according to the WLTP cycle, famous for being very generous with plug-in hybrids. The overwhelming majority can therefore claim this bonus.

Be careful though, the eco bonus for plug-in hybrids will disappear on January 1, 2023. And to benefit from that, you must be delivered before that date… delivery delay being particularly long these days, pay close attention to this data when you go to the dealership.

Conversion Bonus: Still Relevant!

Launched a few years ago, the conversion bonus still works despite several announcements about its discontinuation. And the transition to the rechargeable hybrid can be a big deal! If your reference tax income is less than or equal to €13,489 per unityou can benefit from a conversion bonus from up to €5,000, based on your income and your annual and daily mileage.

If your reference tax income exceeds EUR 13,489 per unit, this aid increases to maximum of €2,500.

This help is especially interesting if you invest in a used rechargeable hybrid. In fact, you will not be able to receive the ecological bonus. If you opt for a new car, on the other hand, you can combine the two. But the cumulative value is capped at €6,000 for an RFR of less than €13,489 for a car purchased new for less than €50,000.

Local help and “surprime”: help not to be forgotten!

finally, the local politics can be a big help for purchasing a plug-in hybrid. For example, in the Occitania region, you can tap up to €2,000 in aid. These systems are in place in many regions, departments or municipalities. Especially if you live or work in a Low Emission Zone (LEZ): authorities tend to be more generous in these cases

Also, if you live or work in a SPA, the State may grant you a “surcharge”. The government will then grant you an amount equal to the local aid, up to a limit of €1,000.

a concrete example

In short, as you can see, help is multiple and sometimes complex. So, lets do it a concrete example to see it a little clearer.

Imagine that you live in Toulouse. You are looking to buy a Peugeot 308 plug-in hybrid. Here are the details of the concessions:

  • It is among the main aids: 27 g/km of CO2 and more than 50 km of WLTP autonomy in electric mode.
  • Fortunately, your dealer guarantees delivery before the end of the year. Then you can touch the €1,000 ecological bonus.
  • Your benchmark tax revenue exceeds €13,489 per unit and you rule out an old diesel car. so you play €2,500 additional.
  • You live in the Occitania region, which gives you additional help from € 1,000
  • This aid is doubled by the government, because Toulouse is an SPA: + € 1,000

In all, thus benefits from an aid of €5,500. Not as much as for an electric car, but not negligible either. As you may have noticed, these aids depend on several factors and are not always easy to find. So take the time to look around before taking action!

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