This exceptional bonus put in place to help the builders to sell their unsold inventories during the containment has found its audience.
The return to its pre-crisis level, this Monday, of the premium to the conversion for the purchase of low-emission vehicles will allow the market to regain more normal, avoiding the perverse effects of "doping", was welcomed by the Committee of French manufacturers of automobiles (CCFA).
The premium to the outstanding conversion of the stimulus plan, introduced in June to help builders to sell their unsold inventories in the containment, has found its audience since the 200 000 payments provided for have been granted prior to the end of July.
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"It was a good thing. It was a bonus to the improved conversion, which allowed to reduce all the cars that had been cramped from the confinement," said François Roudier, spokesman for the CCFA, on BFM Business on Monday. "And now, it is back to normal levels" of inventory, he added. "The premium to the conversion, in fact, becomes what it was before, an object is to change the fleet of low-income households", he commented.
The premium to the conversion is applicable for vehicles classified Crit'Air 3 or older, petrol vehicles registered before 2006, and diesel vehicles registered before 2011.
800 000 premium to the conversion since the beginning of the quinquennium
According to the new system, individuals will receive from 2500 to 5000 euro (depending on income), for the purchase of an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, and from 1500 to 3000 euros for a vehicle Crit'Air 1 or 2. Is also supported the eligibility of the premium to the conversion of the transformation of a heat engine by an electric motor, in the same way as the purchase of an electric vehicle.
The State also maintains an additional premium of 1000 euros maximum when the beneficiary lives or works in an area "low-emission" (EPZS), and that similar aid has been granted by the territorial authority concerned.
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More than 800 000 premium on conversion have been issued since the beginning of the quinquennium. "The new device should be able to achieve the target of one million of premiums issued in the quinquennium, according to the ministry of the ecological Transition.
"It must be in a time where there is a normal market," said Monday, François Roudier, for which "the most important measures (assistance from the government to the automotive industry) were the measures on the work, on compensation for partial unemployment and other".
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"to Boost the markets always has a negative effect", because the drop in sales was severe at the end of the provision of assistance, dealers overwhelmed, then under "applications for rebates to the phenomenal" of customers, he noted.