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The conversion premium will target 2019

A new version of the conversion premium, or scrappage premium, intended to help households replace their old polluting car with a new one, has been in effect since 1 January. Some will even benefit from the doubling of aid.
For which vehicles?
Only owners of cars or vans dating from before 1997 for petrol engines and before 2001 for diesel – or even before 2006 for non-taxable households – can benefit from the premium. If the buyer who discards his old vehicle opts for a Crit’air 1 or 2 thermal vehicle (gasoline car registered from 2006 and diesel from 2011) or LPG, the rejected CO2 level must however be lower. at 123 g / km, which excludes many large displacements. The device also applies to all new electric two, three and four wheelers.
How much?
For non-taxable households buying a new or used rechargeable electric or hybrid vehicle, the premium is € 2,500. For a Gasoline or Diesel Crit’air 1 or 2 or a car running on LPG, it amounts to 2,000 euros. It reaches 1 100 euros for the acquisition of an electric scooter and similar.

Taxable households also receive a bonus of € 2,500 for the purchase of a new rechargeable electric or hybrid vehicle. But it goes down to 1,000 euros for a used electric or hybrid car, a Crit’air 1 gasoline (registered from 2011) or a GPL. Taxable households and legal entities are no longer eligible for the premium for diesel or gasoline vehicles Crit’air 2. For the purchase of an electric scooter and similar, the premium amounts to 100 euros.

What conditions for a double premium?
This is a novelty: the bonus is doubled this year for non-taxable assets that live 30 km or more from their work and for the 20% of the most modest households – that is to say with a tax income of reference less than or equal to 6,300 euros per share. These populations can thus obtain up to 5,000 euros rebate for the purchase of an electric or hybrid vehicle, new or used.

Accumulation with the ecological bonus
The purchase of a new electric vehicle gives you the right to an ecological bonus, in addition to the conversion bonus. Without means test, this device offers a maximum bonus of 6,000 euros – a total of 11,000 euros maximum. The ecological bonus for rechargeable hybrids was not reinstated in 2019.

Exclusively calculated on CO2 emissions, the “ecological bonus-malus” was introduced in 2008. The threshold for triggering the penalty goes from 120 g of CO2 per km to 117 in 2019. Thus, 7.8% of cars will be relegated the “wrong” side, according to L’Argus. The threshold will continue to fall by 3 g / km per year until 2021.