More efficient and generous in terms of range, current electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles benefit from significant purchasing aid. From 2021, these aids will be extended to used electrics and depending on your place of residence, you may also benefit from considerable bonuses to equip your home. So now is the best time to switch to an electric car?

Big ecological bonus for the electric car

Tempted by buying a new electric car? We understand you, the latest generation models recently arrived on the market benefit from a technology in clear progress: maximum autonomy in sharp increase, possibility of recharging in a few tens of minutes on fast terminals, unbeatable ease of use, performance of tip … We are projected into an era where “zero emissions” models can finally beat “petroleum” cars thanks to their technical qualities and no longer simply the incentives available that go with it. But the good news is that these buying aids have never been more attractive than they are today. And they will remain consistent in 2021.

€ 6,000 ecological bonus for new vehicles in 2021, and € 1,000 for the occasion

Since spring 2020, new electric vehicles have benefited from an ecological bonus of € 7,000 on condition that their selling price does not exceed € 45,000 (this bonus drops to € 3,000 for models worth between 45,000 and 60,000 €, then becomes zero beyond this sum). As of July 1, 2021, this bonus will remain at € 6,000 for a new vehicle under € 45,000 and will disappear for more expensive vehicles. But it will now open to used vehicles, with unprecedented aid of € 1,000 for the purchase of an old 100% electric model (regardless of its age).

Note that, on condition that you declare a reference tax income of less than € 13,489 per unit, you also benefit from a conversion bonus of € 5,000 if your new electric car replaces an old polluting vehicle (diesel model of before 2011 or gasoline model before 2006). And even if this benchmark tax income exceeds this limit of € 13,489, you remain eligible for a conversion bonus of € 2,500. Not negligible if this bonus is added to the ecological bonus of € 7,000! Like that of the bonus, the amount of this conversion bonus should certainly drop in 2021 to € 3,000, and will only target the most modest incomes. We will have to wait a few more days to know the exact grid, but it will always add to the ecological bonus.

€ 1,000 ecological bonus for the plug-in hybrid

Do you prefer to opt for a plug-in hybrid vehicle? Here too, government aid helps soften the bill. On condition of choosing a model capable of traveling more than 50 km in all electric costing less than € 50,000, the ecological bonus will drop to € 1,000 in 2021 against € 2,000 in 2020. This hybrid vehicle still benefits from the same premium of conversion to the purchase of 100% electric vehicles, i.e. a maximum of € 5,000 in 2020 and undoubtedly € 3,000 from July 1, 2021 (to be confirmed).

Additional bonus aid for the purchase of an electric and hybrid car

Another good news is that the list of financial aid for the purchase of your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle does not stop there. Residents located in low emission zones (ZFE), like those who work there, benefit from an additional premium of € 2,000. And to top it off, some local authorities offer additional aid for the purchase of an electric vehicle. The amount of this aid varies greatly from one region or department to another, but it can reach 5,000 € in Bouches-du-Rhône, or even 4,500 € in Lot. Calculate an accumulation with the ecological bonus of € 7,000, the conversion bonus of € 5,000 and the ZFE surcharge: immediately, the purchase of an electric vehicle becomes much more attractive … that these electric vehicles also escape the cost of the famous registration card.

A boost for home charging devices

These aids are not limited to the purchase of an electric car: they also relate to the charging devices used to fill the car batteries at your home. Do you live in a detached house? You are now eligible for a tax credit of € 300 for installing a home charging station wall outlet, allowing you to recharge your car faster. In 2021, tenants should also become eligible for this tax credit.

Do you live in a building? Here again, you can count on interesting help to finance the installation of charging stations in car parks through the Advenir program: 50% of the amount of the installation work of stations in common places, even on a site private. And be careful not to forget the local aid on this last plan. In Paris, for example, setting up condominium charging stations entitles you to 50% of the financing offered, up to a limit of € 500.