the president of the Republic unveiled on Tuesday a plan of more than 8 billion euros to help this sector weakened, from a factory Valeo in Etaples (Pas-de-Calais).
It is a sector which is worth 400 000 direct jobs, and 900 000 in cash for the services. It is severely affected by the crisis of the sars coronavirus. The automotive industry now knows about his plan of mass support, according to announcements unveiled in person on Tuesday afternoon by Emmanuel Macron, from a plant of the automotive supplier Valeo in Etaples, near le Touquet (Pas-de-Calais). The Express train made the point on this "history in the face of a historical situation", a total amount of more than 8 billion euros.
The strengthening of the aid for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars
"First axis" of the plan announced by Emmanuel Macron, the "support request" in order that the French "are buying more vehicles in the coming weeks, in particular the clean vehicles". In fact, 400,000 vehicles were not sold during the confinement, stated the president of the Republic.
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In this regard, the head of State wants to strengthen the premium for buying an electric vehicle. Concretely, 7000 euro bonus green will be paid during the purchase of an electric vehicle by an individual, 5,000 euros for businesses and communities in purchasing this same type of car, while a premium of 2000 euros will be established for the purchase of plug-in hybrid vehicles (gasoline-electric).
Emmanuel Macron, who wants to "reconcile the objective ecological and economic", has announced an acceleration of the deployment of the electrical terminals in order "to reach the goal of 100,000 kiosks by 2021". "Any renewal of the vehicle fleet is good environmentally," pointed out the president of the Republic since this plant of the automotive supplier French Valeo, which employs 1500 employees and produces 8 million alternators and alternator-starters-by-year.
"A premium to the outstanding conversion", a "premium reminder", should facilitate the purchase of cleaner vehicles. According to Emmanuel Macron, a person wishing to "dispose of his vehicle pollutant diesel or gasoline", in other words scrap his old vehicle for a buy a new vehicle "cleaner" will be helped to the tune of 3000 euros to 5000 euros if it is an electric vehicle. Three-quarters of the French will be eligible for this assistance, he clarified.
Produce in France, more than one million clean vehicles by 2025
The "second axis" of the government's plan has an objective to "invest to produce in France the vehicles of tomorrow." "It is in France that the own vehicle will be invented and will happen," assured Emmanuel Macron, who wants to make France the first nation producer of vehicles in Europe". The goal set by the president of the Republic is to "produce in France, more than one million clean vehicles by 2025", he revealed.
In view of this, 200 million euros of grants will be distributed in order "to accompany the oems for mounting in range", whereas an investment fund of 600 million euros will be created to allow "to modernize the whole value chain".
The maintenance and the relocation of the industrial production in France
Finally, Emmanuel Macron welcomed to the "covenant between the State, business and all the employees of the sector that we are in the process of sealing" and that he "wishes to make an example". In exchange for the plan of more than 8 billion euros, the head of the State has underlined that the car manufacturers have "taken a series of strong commitments" of "relocating the value-added production in France and to maintain the totality of the industrial production on our sites."
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According to the head of State, who was accompanied by the ministers of the ecological Transition Elizabeth Terminal and Economics Bruno Le Maire, the PSA has decided to increase its production of hybrid electric vehicles with "130 000 vehicles by 2021". "The sites of Poissy, Rennes, Sochaux and Mulhouse will be affected", he announced.
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The Renault brand, it, "will triple in France its production of electric vehicles by 2022," promised Emmanuel Macron, with a target to produce 240,000 vehicles". Concerning Renault, it has also claimed from the manufacturer that "all employees (sites) of Maubeuge (North) and Douai (North) may have all the guarantees on their future" within the group, and announced negotiations on Monday with the group, unions and local elected officials.