You’ve probably heard about the green bonus for buying a car. You are thinking of buying a car or even a two-wheeled vehicle, but you do not know exactly how this measure works and who it concerns? You have also heard about the environmental penalty, but you have no idea what that means.
This article will enlighten you on these topics that are important not only for your wallet, but especially for the protection of our environment which we should all be much more concerned about.
What is the ecological bonus?
The ecological bonus is in fact a financial aid that is granted by the State to any buyer of a new vehicle that pollutes very little and which respects the conditions established by the energy code.
The ecological bonus applies not only in the case of the acquisition of a new vehicle, but also for those in long-term lease. It concerns electric or hybrid vehicles (excluding diesel) whose emissions are less than 110 g CO2 / km.
The ceiling for this aid is set at € 6,000 and is based on the CO2 emission rate.
The green bonus can be increased when the purchase of a clean vehicle is accompanied by the breakage of a polluting vehicle that runs on diesel. The green bonus amounts thus increase for a diesel vehicle that was registered before 2006.
The bonus increases to € 10,000 for buying an electric vehicle and € 3,500 for buying a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
For non-taxable families an additional premium of 500 euros can be collected if they buy a Euro 5 used car, and 1000 euros if it is Euro 6 by destroying their old diesel car.
Since January 2017, electric vehicles with two or three wheels and quadricycles can also benefit from an ecological bonus of 20% of the total price, within the limit of 200 euros, if they do not use a lead-acid battery.