The cheapest electric car on the market today crosses the €20,000 mark, without a little bonus. It’s starting to do a lot for a Dacia, like this one. But does it become interesting again by reducing various government subsidies?
This year, there are good and bad things about the ecological bonus and conversion bonus. In other words, the most modest French are better, others less. And, as always, it’s difficult to navigate through all the necessary conditions. To help you see more clearly, we decided to take an example and performed various calculations using a basic Dacia Spring as support. How much would it cost you for an electric city car, minus all government subsidies? Answer.
Remember that we are only talking about state aid, not those offered by local authorities (metropolis, department, city, etc.). The ZFE surcharge is, in fact, a mixture of the two (2,000 € max from the community + up to 1,000 € from the State). But it is automatically granted from the moment you live or live in a ZFE-m, whether or not said ZFE you rely on distributes one. But, after all, lower advertised prices can still come down if there is local help. For example, the Greater Paris metropolis offers up to €6,000 more for the purchase of a new or used electric vehicle. Rouen offers up to €5,000 “for those living in municipalities located in the ZFE-m”. However, don’t dream, the amount is capped at 80% of the vehicle’s purchase price in all cases. In the best case, even by combining all the aids, you have to pay at least €4,160 for a Dacia Spring in the first price without the few options shown in the list price of €20,800.
The real price of the new Dacia Spring depends on your situation
– If your reference tax income (RFR) per unit is less than or equal to €6,358
From the €20,800 mentioned above, the €5,616 ecological bonus must be deducted. It is impossible to access the fantastic bonus of €7,000 on this model, as note that the bonus is limited to 27% of the cost of acquiring the vehicle including tax. You don’t get everything when you are the cheapest electric car on the market… From this, you have to deduct the €6,000 scrapping bonus which specifically benefits those whose RFR/share is less than or equal to €6,358 and who . choose a new electric car. There, no problem, we benefit from 6,000 € in their total. The conversion premium is definitely limited to 80% of the acquisition cost, but even with a deduction of €6,000, we remain above this bar. Finally, ZFE-m residents can still automatically deduct €1,000. With a bit of luck, if the metropolis also provides assistance, you can also withdraw up to an additional €2,000, so €3,000 in total. Finally, by removing various aids, the Spring costs just €9,184 if you don’t live in a ZFE-m, €8,184 if you do, and just €6,184 if the local authority is generous.
Base price of €20,800 – €5,616 ecological bonus – €6,000 conversion bonus (optional: – €1,000 to €3,000 ZFE surcharge) = €6,184 to €9,184
– If your RFR/share is less than or equal to €14,089
There are two possible options:
- The distance between your home and your place of work is more than 30 km OR you drive more than 12,000 km/year with your own car for professional reasons: you benefit from the same advantages as the French whose RFR/share is less than or equal to €6,358it will take you €6,184 to €9,184 for a new main Dacia Spring.
- The distance between your home and your work is less than 30 km: in this case, the amount of the conversion bonus is reduced to €2,500 (€20,800 – €5,616 – €2,500 – €1,000 in €3,000). Count it from €9,684 to €12,684.
– If your RFR/share is less than or equal to €22,983
French persons whose RFR/share is more than €14,089 cannot benefit from the maximum bonus in Spring. For them, it is limited to €5,000. Well, the difference is not very noticeable, that said. We should also count on a scrapping bonus of 2,500 €. Count €13,300 if you don’t live in a ZFE-m, €12,300 if you do, and possibly €10,300 with a ZFE maximum premium of €3,000.
Base price of €20,800 – €5,000 ecological bonus – €2,500 conversion bonus (optional: – €1,000 to €3,000 ZFE surcharge) = from €10,300 to €13,300
– If your RFR/share is more than €22,983
Are you one of the richest 20% of French people? Then the conversion bonus is not for you. And since the ZFE surcharge is concurrent with the said scrapping bonus, you will not benefit from it either. So the only thing you can deduct from the price is the €5,000 eco-bonus. The calculation is quickly done, Spring will pay you €15,800.
Base price of €20,800 – €5,000 ecological bonus = €15,800
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