France Adds Regional €5,000 Incentive For Electric Vehicle Purchases

APR 25 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

Nissan LEAF and Renault Zoe

Nissan LEAF and Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

You may have noticed when we reported on pricing for the Nissan e-NV200 in Normandy, France that there was incredible incentives offered there.

Those incentives don’t only apply to the Nissan e-NV200.

In fact, any pure electric vehicle qualifies for the regional incentives, which amount to €5,000 for individuals and up to €25,000 to businesses/companies.

In addition to those already impressive incentives, the Haute-Normandie Regional council offers “up to 70% of the cost of electric vehicles for schools, and all the cost of installing charging terminals,” according to Connexion.

These incentives get lumped on top of France’s existing €6,300 for individuals who buy pure electric vehicles.

Haute-Normandie Regional council president, Nicolas Rossignol-Mayer, issued this statement on the region’s new incentives:

“Determined to become one of the first eco-regions of France, the Haute Normandie Regional Council has made the development of electric vehicles and economic and environmental issue.”

We suspect that these added incentives will mostly benefit sales of Renault-Nissan electric vehicles.

Source: Connexion

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8 Comments on "France Adds Regional €5,000 Incentive For Electric Vehicle Purchases"

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Electric vehicles are ideal for France. They soak up all that surplus electricity their nuclear power plants generate at night. It makes sense to subsidize them.

Exactly. Nukes can’t really be turned up & down easily/effectively so they have a massive amount of excess electricity at night.

Perhaps the EV companies in France should do one of those 2 years of free electric fueling deals where as long as they charge after 9pm and before 7 am, the charging is free.

Wait what, that is 11’300€ in total!
How much does the zoe cost in france?
If i recall it is just above 20’000€
So you will get a new zoe for around 9000€!

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But I think there is a monthly battery fee on top of that?

Yes.

Any mention whether the incentive includes two-wheels BEV’s?

So that everyone could get an electric bicycle for free?

Well, of course not. But it would be interesting to know if the Twizy gets those incentives because then you would be able to get it for free (and only pay the monthly battery rental cost).