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Date: December 26, 2023
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Which EVs qualify for the ecological bonus from the French government?

Macron aims to decarbonize the country's economy, including the transportation sector. To promote the adoption of EVs, the government has announced financial incentives. What are the models that can benefit from these benefits?

The French government, led by President Emmanuel Macron, introduced a series of measures in September to reduce carbon emissions in the country’s economy, including the transportation sector.

The plan, which is of an intersectoral nature, aims to achieve a 55% reduction in emissions by the year 2030, compared to 1990.

Among the policies related to electric mobility are social leasing and, as an extension of this measure, the ecological bonus.

Some of the models that can access these incentives are the DS3, the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Nissan Leaf, the Peugeot e-208, the Renault Zoe, the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.3.

It is worth mentioning that social leasing allows citizens to acquire an EV without paying the total cost.

The lease contract must last at least three years. At the end, the individual can return the vehicle or purchase it at its residual value.

Prices vary, but the fee is usually €100 or less per month, although it can reach up to €150 for family models.

As for the car, it must achieve the minimum environmental score, and its purchase price must be less than or equal to €47,000.

On the other hand, the ecological bonus is a financial aid granted to any buyer or lessee of a low or zero-emission cars.

The amount of this government incentive is determined based on the type of vehicle’s motorization and its purchase price.

From 2024 onwards, the amount will be €5,000 to €7,000, and it will only be granted to electric cars with a production carbon footprint of less than 14.75 tons of CO2.

What are the eligible models that have reached the minimum emission level according to legislation?

Below, Mobility Portal Europe shares the listo of the most popular EVs covered by the ecological bonus subsidy.



One of the most popular models from the national luxury car company is the DS3, which will be eligible for the benefits of the legislation.

While the vehicle comes in different versions, prices range from €23,500 to €36,800.

These models use two charging standards for their connectors: Type 2 and CCS.

Kona Electric.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The South Korean company, the largest in its country, features the Hyundai Kona Electric as its flagship model.

The approximate price of this model will range between €32,000 and €34,000 in 2024.

Additionally, it is equipped with a Type 2 charging connector.

Nissan Leaf.

Nissan Leaf

One of the most popular vehicles from the Japanese manufacturer, the Nissan Leaf, is covered by the subsidy.

This family car has a base price of €28,495 and supports two charging standards for its inputs: Type 2 and CHAdeMO.



Peugeot, another French national brand, presents a model eligible for the incentives. It is the Peugeot e-208.

The starting price for this model in the country is €34,800.

This vehicle charges with a Type 2 connector.

Reanult Zoe

Renault Zoe.

The company stands out in the national market with its Renault Zoe, one of the best-selling models in the country.

The cost of this model is €32,291.

A Type 2 connector is required for the charging process.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y.

The American brand has achieved great success with its Tesla Model Y in the French market.

This model is also covered by government measures.

It uses a Type 2 connector for AC charging and a CCS connector for DC charging. Its price starts from €45,990.

Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3

The German automotive company has attracted attention with its sales in France, especially with the launch of its Volkswagen ID.3 model.

This vehicle is covered by the recently announced policies, and its price is around €42,990.

It employs two charging standards for its connectors: Type 2 and CCS.

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