Surprise extension of the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros for the purchase of an electric car

There was no need to rush to take advantage of the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros for the purchase of an electric vehicle: the government finally decided, in extremis, to extend it until the end of the year.

The ecological bonus of 6,000 euros was to end on July 1. Finally, the Ministry of the Economy decided at the very last moment to extend this assistance device for the acquisition of an electric car until the end of the year. ” We must accompany our compatriots because many of them absolutely cannot afford an electric vehicle “, explained Bruno Le Maire on C news.

From July 1 to the end of the year

The Minister of the Economy adds that the government has “ a great ambition, which is to accelerate the transition from thermal vehicles to electric vehicles “. And that’s not the only good news for anyone who aspires to ride without generating greenhouse gases. Bercy indicates that the maximum ceiling of the premium can be paid for the purchase of a vehicle costing 47,000 euros (against 45,000 euros previously).

This is a small, discreet boost for Renault, whose top-of-the-range Mégane E-Tech will be sold for just over 45,000 euros… The bonus of 2,000 euros is still valid on new vehicles costing up to 60,000 euros, just like that of 1,000 euros for plug-in hybrid cars, again until the end of the year. In addition, vehicles ordered before December 31, 2022 will benefit from an invoicing period until June 30, 2023.

Bercy’s press release states that ” the combined increase in the cost of raw materials and the shortages of components observed throughout the world lead to significant increases in the prices of these low-emission vehicles and the extension of delivery times “. Manufacturers have had no real choice but to increase their prices and delivery times for the past few months.

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