Macron raises the organic bonus to 7,000 euros to accelerate sales

As the Mondial de l’auto opens its doors this Monday in Paris after a four-year absence, Emmanuel Macron wants to accelerate the transition to the electric car. In an interview with Les Echos, the head of state announced several measures, in particular the increase in the ecological bonus for the purchase of a car for half of French households, from 6,000 to 7,000 euros. Best way to encourage consumers to buy cars that are often more expensive than petrol or diesel cars, this bonus is valid for vehicles sold for less than 47,000 euros, either compact electric or SUVs, such as Renault Mégane or Peugeot 2008, but not a Tesla. ” The Americans buy American and pursue a very aggressive state aid strategyjustifies Emmanuel Macron. The Chinese are closing their market. We cannot be the only room, the most virtuous in terms of climate, who believe that there is no European preference. “. Faced with these two countries, the French president also recommends “strong support” and “as soon as possible” for the European car industry in relation to China and the United States.

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When two million vehicles produced in France by 2030

With these various aids, Emmanuel Macron counts on ” one million electric vehicles produced in France by 2027 “, and aims for a production of “two million” by 2030. While electric cars represent 13% of sales today against 1% in 2017, the head of state says he wants to reach the 30% threshold by the end of his five- year term, in 2027. As a reminder, manufacturers will no longer be able to market thermal cars from 2035.

Regarding the leasing of electric cars for 100 euros a month, a promise he made during the election campaign, Emmanuel Macron said he is still working on this measure. “Pre-orders will be made in the second half of 2023, for delivery in early 2024, which corresponds to the advancement of our entire strategy,” he said.

“The 150 million from the “green fund” earmarked for low-emission zones (ZFE),

In addition to the support for households, the head of state also announced an expansion of the tariff screen to include electric terminals from January 2023 and a target of 400,000 public terminals by 2030. Today the prices remain reasonable, we will make sure they remain so said the head of state. He also clarified that 150 million euros from ” Green fund “would be” arrows » to low emission zones (ZFE) to accompany these new bans on the circulation of older vehicles. ” What is unbearable for our countrymen is when they feel that the city is off limits to them said Emmanuel Macron. ” We need to support households with the most polluting vehicles to help them change their vehicles and access the city center in partnership with local authorities and employers. “.

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ZOOM – After a four-year absence, the Paris Motor Show opens in a reduced format

Mondial de l’auto opens its doors in Paris after a four-year absence and with a limited number of manufacturers, primarily French and Chinese. The organizers are aiming for between 300,000 and 400,000 visitors this year, over just one week and no longer two weeks. Renault is the only brand pulling out all the stops by presenting the new Renault 4 this Monday, a descendant of the famous “4L”, an electric SUV that will sit next to the new Renault 5, which is also electric . In the same group, Dacia and Alpine present futuristic concepts.

As for Stellantis, Peugeot, Jeep and DS are exhibiting a few new models, including the first electric Jeep, while Citroën showed its “sustainable” Oli concept ahead of the show. The other stars of the show, with their large stands, are Ora, BYD or VinFast, Chinese and Vietnamese brands of electric cars that are setting out to conquer Europe.

No German manufacturer has taken the trip: after investing millions in the exhibitions in Shanghai and Munich in 2021, BMW like Volkswagen will skip it with their subsidiaries Mini, Seat, Bugatti or Lamborghini. Only Mercedes has been invited to Paris since Sunday, but away from the World Cup. The manufacturer presented its new EQE electric SUV at the Rodin Museum. Japanese and Korean manufacturers are also conspicuous by their absence. No Tesla either: like others, the brand prefers to organize its own events or exhibit at tech fairs like the one in Las Vegas. These car giants have been replaced by banks, such as BNP or Crédit Agricole, which display cars offered for hire. Netflix and Lego are also present.

After receiving the sector for dinner on Sunday evening, Emmanuel Macron intends to visit the show for a long time this Monday during the day open to the press, before the arrival of the public on Tuesday.