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Electric retrofit premium: thermal motor transformed into electric motor

Verified 02 May 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You have replaced your vehicle's thermal engine with an electric motor (a practice known as retrofit) and you wonder if you are entitled to financial assistance? You can benefit from so-called help electric retrofit premium. We tell you the rules to know: what conditions must be met? How much? How do I apply?

Car

To benefit from the aid known as the electric retrofit , you must:

  • Major
  • Have your home in France
  • Have your vehicle's thermal engine converted to a battery or fuel cell electric motor by a qualified professional
  • Have bought your vehicle for at least 1 year
  • Do not sell it within one year of purchase or until you have driven at least 6,000 km

Amount varies depending on your reference tax income.

Reference tax income ⩽ € 13,489 per share

The amount shall be 80 % of the purchase price within €5 000 if you meet any of the following 3 conditions:

  • Your tax reference income per share is less than or equal to €6,300
  • You drive more than 12,000 km a year with your personal vehicle for your work
  • The distance between your home and your workplace is more than 30 km
Reference tax revenue > 13 489 € per share

The amount of aid shall be €2,500.

The professional who carries out the transformation of the engine gives you the advance of the aid.

The advance of the aid is made at the time of invoicing and must appear on the invoice.

Van

To benefit from the aid known as the electric retrofit , you must:

  • Major
  • Have your home in France
  • Have your vehicle's thermal engine converted to a battery or fuel cell electric motor by a qualified professional
  • Have bought your vehicle for at least 1 year
  • Do not sell it within one year of purchase or until you have driven at least 6,000 km

The amount of aid depends on the class of vehicle:

  • Class I : 40 % of the acquisition price up to €5 000
  • Class II : 40 % of the acquisition price up to €7 000
  • Class III : 40 % of the acquisition price up to €9,000

The professional who carries out the transformation of the engine gives you the advance of the aid.

The advance of the aid is made at the time of invoicing and must appear on the invoice.

2, 3-wheel or quadricycle

To benefit from the aid known as the electric retrofit , you must:

  • Major
  • Have your home in France
  • Have your vehicle's thermal engine converted to a battery or fuel cell electric motor by a qualified professional
  • Have bought your vehicle for at least 1 year
  • Do not sell it within one year of purchase or until you have driven at least 6,000 km

The amount shall be €1,100.

The professional who carries out the transformation of the engine gives you the advance of the aid.

The advance of the aid is made at the time of invoicing and must appear on the invoice.