Week after week, the number of people who have submitted an application to take advantage of the very interesting low-cost electric car rental system is skyrocketing. Along the same lines, the list of models that can be ordered is growing day by day. The interest is obvious but the State certainly did not anticipate that the enthusiasm would be so great. Above all, apparently due to the reshuffle, he did not see fit to publish the decree specifying the bonus amounts for the year 2024. Which is not without concern. Explanations.
Texts incompatible with each other
To get behind the wheel of a 100% electric Renault Twingo E-Tech while only paying a monthly rent of €40, the lowest offer offered by a car manufacturer, you must respect a few conditions that we have been able to list several times in the past. Please note that it is necessary to be at least 18 years old, to reside in France, to use the vehicle you are going to rent as part of your work (daily journey greater than 15 km or annual mileage greater than or equal to 8 000 km for your professional activity). Finally, and above all, your reference tax income per share (RFR/share) must be less than or equal to €15,400. It is on this last point that the problem lies.
As noted by our colleagues at Journal Auto orAuto Info, this contradicts the conditions for benefiting from the ecological bonus which is nevertheless necessary to benefit from this system. Since the decree on the bonus has still not been published, the matter should be settled around February 1 according to the president of the union Mobilians Xavier HorentThose are the rules 2023 which are still in force. However, last year, to pocket the maximum bonus of €7,000 (€5,000 for the rest), your RFR/share had to be less than or equal to 14,089 euros. Logic would dictate, as Auto Infos points out, that “beneficiaries having, before the release of the 2024 bonus decree, an RFR per share between 14,089 and 15,400 euros” are “only entitled to the bonus of 5,000 euros, that is to say without an additional 2,000 euros increase in the super bonus.”
Theoretically, people in this situation cannot benefit from all of the €13,000 normally financed by the State and allowing the lucky few to make no contribution. A totally grotesque situation that “the public authorities” would try to resolve as best they could by putting “these files on hold so that the beneficiary can finally benefit from this aid of 13,000 euros”.
Soon the end of the bonus and the conversion bonus?
This is not the only problem linked to the government’s lack of responsiveness. In its 2024 budget, the State had provided an envelope of 1.5 billion euros to finance both electric leasing, the bonus and the conversion bonus. However, the problem is that given the great success of the first of these devices, according to our colleagues at Auto Infos, he would still consider not limiting the number of files, initially 20,000 and no more. It would be possible to place an order and obtain satisfaction until a decree comes to put an end to this low-cost rental.
If the State refuses to put a limit on electric leasing, it is the budget that will take care of it. At a rate of €13,000 per file, he will only be able to accept around 115,000. And even if he decided to only accept 50,000 or 75,000, this would mean that there would only be an amount left limited to finance the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus. Perhaps we will have to clarify things quickly?
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To sum up
Given the success of electric leasing, the government could be led to review its copy and not limit the number of files. Good news for eligible people, but what about the bonus? And the conversion bonus?
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