Replace the thermal engine of your old car with a 100% electric unit allowing it to access Low Emission Mobility Zones (ZFE-m) or do it quite simply because you have an ecological conscience, The idea is quite attractive on paper. Except that in reality, this technique called retrofit is clearly not within the reach of all budgets.
And it is not the bonus proposed until now aimed at encouraging this practice which has changed anything in the situation as the prices of a transformation are particularly expensive. The example we recently gave is that of an R5 costing at least €15,900, government deduction of €6,000 included.
For the 2024 vintage, however, the State has planned something much more interesting on paper.
Plug-in hybrid conversions entitle you to the retrofit bonus
Decree No. 2024-102 published today “relating to aid for the purchase or rental of low-polluting vehicles” “opens the retrofit bonus to cars and vans that have been converted into plug-in hybrid vehicles “. Surprising then that, at the same time, the government decided to eliminate the conversion bonus for those who were considering purchasing a thermal vehicle (Crit’Air 1).
However, good news for motorists since the plug-in hybrid retrofit, which we still hear little about, would be much less expensive than the electric retrofit. €7,500 according to comments reported by our colleagues from Le Parisien last year when they discussed the transformation proposed by two French companies working hand in hand, GCK and Solution F. Called Twin-E, it is an electric motor placed on the rear axle of small traction vehicles Crit’Air 3 allowing them to drive 70 km without consuming a drop of gasoline, an excellent result by the way.
It remains on the one hand for the system proposed by GCK and Solution F to be approved and on the other hand to know the amount of the premium for the plug-in hybrid retrofit, this is not specified in the decree. If it were possible to obtain up to €6,000 as is always the case for electrical retrofits, people interested in the Twin-E system would in principle “only” €1,500 to pay out of their pocket. Interesting for those with limited resources.
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To sum up
Little appreciated by the French, the retrofit suffers from its exorbitant prices. There could be something new in the coming months.
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