The ecological bonus for the purchase of an electric vehicle will increase from 5,000 to 4,000 euros for the wealthiest French people, according to a decree published Tuesday in Official newspaper and which will come into force on Wednesday.
The text also ratifies “the suspension of the assistance system for leasing electric cars”, announced Monday by the Élysée.
A bonus of 7,000 euros for the lowest incomes
At the end of December, the government indicated that it was considering lowering the ecological bonus for households “in deciles 6 to 10”, but that this bonus would remain at 7,000 euros (5,000 euros and the increase already in force of 2,000 euros) for half with the lowest incomes.
On Tuesday, the decree published – which concerns “aid for the acquisition and rental of low-polluting vehicles” – indicates that “it reduces by 1,000 euros the maximum amount of the ecological bonus applicable to the acquisition of private cars and of new vans for households in the five highest income deciles”.
No bonus for occasions
The text also indicates “reduce by 1,000 euros the maximum amount of the ecological bonus applicable to the acquisition of new vans for legal entities” and “remove the ecological bonus applicable to the acquisition of new passenger cars for legal entities”.
The ecological bonus for used passenger cars and vans is also “removed”.
Furthermore, the decree “increases by 1,000 euros the amount of aid for electric car leasing for used private cars”.