France Expands Diesel Scrapping Scheme To Promote EVs

OCT 20 2015 BY MARK KANE 16

France Launched €10,000 Bonus To Switch From Diesel To Electric

France Launched €10,000 Bonus To Switch From Diesel To Electric in April 2015

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

On April 1, France launched a scheme under which it offered €3,700 or €2,500 for scrapping diesel cars (registered before 1 January 2001) upon trading it in for an electric car.

That was on top of the €6,300 incentive to buy a BEV and €4,000 to buy PHEV, so in total one could be €10,000 ahead (“le superbonus“).

Sales of electric cars in France surged and now, when already exceeding 1% market share, the government intends to expand the scheme to younger diesels (10 years old instead 15 years old).

There could be 5.8 million diesels older than 10 years, so if only small portion decide to switch, it could again lead to increased electric car sales.

New Passenger BEV Registrations in France – Through September 2015

New Passenger BEV Registrations in France – Through September 2015

The government didn’t set a date for expansion of the scheme yet, but in the face of Diesel Gate there will not be much resistance to introduce it in few months we think.

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With most of their electricity from carbon-free nuclear power, France is the poster child for responsible electric vehicles.

I did a quick search and this is how France produces electricity:

Nuclear: 77%
Renewable/Hydro: 14.5%
Coal: 4%
Nat Gas: 3.7%

Amazing that over 90% of French electricity is emissions free. I wonder how the EV bashers will try to spin that negatively? Call EV’s radioactive?

It depends on where nuke fuel comes from. If they’re imported from nutjob countries, it’s still bad, although it’d cost less per unit energy so they’re not likely to blow things up and enslave women with nuke fuel selling profits.

Define nutjob country…

And when it comes to France’s uranium it’s almost all Canada, Niger, Australia, Kazakhstan and Russia that provides it.

No “nutjob countries” are in that business since it takes reliability and long-term contracts to get to be the supplier.

Let’s not forget, US went to war with Canada not too long ago due to their morally corrupt “Terence and Philip”. Then there’s the recent wave of illegal immigrants from Canada, because of their white-blond hair blowhard who built a wall on US-Canada border. See what I mean about nutjob country? 😉

They’re French, duh. Only hydrogen is “FreedomCar,” because that’s what the “real” people told me!

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Freedom_fries

I assumed the superpowers knew how to handle nuclear power until Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. I assumed Japanese engineering was meticulous and responsible until Fukushima. Now only the French nuclear industry maintains its mythic reputation. How long before something goes wrong?

I grew up near Three Mile Island. Our schools had no recess for about a week. Other than that me and my neighbors had no problems. I’m glad I didn’t live as close to a coal fired plant. I probably would have had a lot more problems. When you consider the deaths per kilowatt hours generated, coal is actually the worst, even when counting all accidents including Chernobyl (which would never have happened in the west). Energy Source Mortality Rate (deaths/trillion kWhr) Coal – global average 170,000 (50% global electricity) Coal – China 280,000 (75% China’s electricity) Coal – U.S. 15,000 (44% U.S. electricity) Oil 36,000 (36% of energy, 8% of electricity) Natural Gas 4,000 (20% global electricity) Biofuel/Biomass 24,000 (21% global energy) Solar (rooftop) 440 (< 1% global electricity) Wind 150 (~ 1% global electricity) Hydro – global average 1,400 (15% global electricity) Nuclear – global average 90 (17% global electricity w/Chern&Fukush)

Come on, this “statistics” is really lightyears away from serious!

Take this one: It is ***really*** serious and more exact:
Energy Source Mortality Rate (deaths/trillion kWhr)

Coal – global average 234,552.01 (50% global electricity)
Coal – China 321,762.32 (75% China’s electricity)
Coal – U.S. 1,000 (44% U.S. electricity)*
Oil 872,021.66 (36% of energy, 8% of electricity including various wars)
Natural Gas 4,000 (20% global electricity)
Biofuel/Biomass 24,000 (21% global energy)
Solar (rooftop) 0.01 (< 13% global electricity)**
Wind 150 (~ 31% global electricity)
Hydro – global average 1,400 (15% global electricity)
Nuclear – global average 100.000 (17% global electricity w/Chern&Fukush)

This calculation is based on the following assumptions which are sometimes quite weird and using a really complicated formula which can not be understood by 95 % of the worldwide population because it includes differential equations and uses iterative stuff and stuff and really high-level computing simulation AI whatever.

*I hope to recieve money from US-coal lobby!
**Some PV company, please pay me as well!

To everyone: Please cite this "study" (Don't forget to include the way the numbers were estimated and if you do forget it I will be happy that I just created new "facts".)

“When you consider the deaths per kilowatt hours generated, coal is actually the worst, even when counting all accidents including Chernobyl (which would never have happened in the west).” do you refer to direct death or have you found a “magical way” to quantify the part of people dying from cancer which did get that cancer due to radioactive waste (which is all around us and not even quantifiable in a senseful way…) Cancer can be caused by so many different things, that you will never have a chance to quantify which part of the population died due to the effects of radiation… Well unless you found the “magical way” Every form of electricity generation can and does cause direct or indirect deaths. (Yes, even solar…) But believing some obviously useless statistics and propagating it is not cool. Do you even know who calculated that numbers? On what basis? Who does pay him? How busy was that guy doing other stuff, forgetting to include on factor that would have changed the whole results… If you can cite a meta-study that uses studies from different (interest) groups using a wide range of different approaches to calculate that numbers, I would appreciate… Read more »

Something just came up my mind:

I have been living in an area close to one of the biggest holes human beeings created on earth just to get coal out of that hole and burn it. Lots of people lost their homes to the company. (Of course the company paid them quite good….)

The funny thing is, that a lot of people in that area are still (nowadays as we should know better…) singing: coal is the best! coal is the best! coal is the best!

And they are right from their perspective. That company brought a lot of jobs and wealth and public programs to that region.

So. The fact that you grew up in an area that probably profited from Three Mile Island might not make you an expert on risk calculation but even bias your point of view. Sorry for that. No offense everyone is biased in their point of view. Maybe even me 😉

Great Incentive ! They should do the same with 0ld Gas..You’d see lots of people switching over fast! That will not happen here for a long time ., toooooooo many politicians in Bed with Big 0iL Here!

In the USA, if a Republican controls white house it will never happen.

To be exact, the PHEV incentive will be lowered to €1000 instead of €4000 now.
http://amperiste.fr/article/bonus-france-2016-nouvelle-baisse

The only problem now still hampering a true move towards EVs in France is the infrastructure. Charging is mostly organized by administrations, not companies, and they are not good at it. Largest problem: maintenance, mostly because it is not clear who should pay for it.