EU-made cars prioritised in updated list of vehicles eligible for France’s ‘eco bonus’

An updated list of nearly 450 electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles that are eligible for state funding of up to €7,000 in some cases has been released by the government. Is your dream car on it? 

To encourage the public at large to transition away from petrol and diesel vehicles, the French government is offering a rather generous “eco bonus” of up to €7,000 to households who invest in greener forms of personal transport.  

The programme has been around since the start of 2023, but was recently expanded to include a wider range of vehicles and the new list heavily prioritises EU-made cars, vans and motorbikes.  

As of 16th December, almost 450 vehicles are eligible under the scheme. They range from popular French car brands like Citroën and Peugeot to other major European marques, such as Volkswagen, Fiat, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Škoda. You can check out the complete list here

The amount of financial aid available is means tested and varies according to the type of vehicle purchased and its environmental score. The maximum purchase price has also been set at €47,000.  

For more details about the programme, click here.  

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