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France to offer €10,000 scrappage for EV purchases

Incentives will be prioritised for areas with poor air quality, and build on the existing subsidies of €6,300 (£5,013) for vehicles emitting less than 20g/km, or €4,000 (£3,183) for those with CO2 emissions under 60g/km.

The bill also lays out plans for seven million charging points to be installed nationwide by 2030, up from the current 10,000. These will be installed in new and existing car parks, and through tax breaks given to consumers installing charging equipment at home.

Announced by Ségolène Royal, minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy, the French Government’s Energy Transition plans are aimed at reducing its annual energy costs by €70m (£55.7m), reduce fossil fuel consumption by 30% and half its overall energy use by 2050.

It also sets out plans to cut the nuclear-sourced electricity to 50% of the overall grid mix, with 32% to be sourced from renewables, in turn supporting the growth of a domestic clean energy industry and the creation of 100,000 jobs in France.

 

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