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Conversion premium: from 3 August 2020 to 30 June 2021 inclusive

Verified 08 décembre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You may qualify, subject to conditions, for a conversion premium when you buy or lease a low-emission vehicle if, at the same time, you scrap an old diesel or petrol vehicle. This premium is in addition to the so-called ecological bonus.

This page shows the rules in force from 3 August 2020 to 30 June 2021 inclusive.

Tax reference income ⩽ 13 489 € per share

You must meet the following conditions:

The aid shall be paid at most once per person up to 1to January 2023.

  Please note : where they are more advantageous, the rules in force ofto june 2020 to august 2, 2020 shall remain applicable to new vehicles ordered before august 3, 2020 if their invoicing is before 3 November 2020.. The same shall apply to a new vehicle whose lease was signed before 3 August 2020 if the payment of 1to rent before 3 November 2020..

Petrol vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or a van (CTTE)
  • Have been subject to a 1re registration before January 2006
  • Belonging to the beneficiary of the premium for at least 1 year
  • Be registered in France in a normal series or with a final registration number
  • Not to be won
  • In the case of a vehicle considered as a damaged vehicle by an expert, he must have been insured for at least 1 year from the date of his delivery for destruction or the date of the invoice of the vehicle acquired or rented.
  • Be delivered for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months after the new vehicle is billed to a Authorized end-of-life vehicle center (VHU) or an approved facility for the cleaning and dismantling of end-of-life vehicles

Diesel vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or a van (CTTE)
  • Have been subject to a 1re registration before January 2011
  • Belonging to the beneficiary of the premium for at least 1 year
  • Be registered in France in a normal series or with a final registration number
  • Not to be won
  • In the case of a vehicle considered as a damaged vehicle by an expert, he must have been insured for at least 1 year from the date of his delivery for destruction or the date of the invoice of the vehicle acquired or rented.
  • Be delivered for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months after the new vehicle is billed to a Authorized end-of-life vehicle center (VHU) or an approved facility for the cleaning and dismantling of end-of-life vehicles

  FYI : since june 2020, if you do not scrap your old vehicle, you can benefit from a aid, so-called electric retrofit premium, under conditions, by converting the heat engine into an electric motor.

Private car or van

The following vehicles are concerned:

  • Electric vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 20g/km)
  • Rechargeable hybrid vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km)
  • Thermal vehicle (CO2 between 51g and 137g/km) Air 1 or Air 2 .. Crit'air 2 must be registered after 1to September 2019
    However, the threshold of 137g/km is replaced by the threshold of 109 g/km for the following TOPs or ETTEs: vehicle registered before March 2020, vehicle registered abroad before being registered in France, and wheelchair accessible vehicle.

The vehicle must meet the following conditions:

  • Be purchased or leased under a contract of at least 2 years
  • ⩽ Price €60,000  TTC
  • Be registered in France with a final number
  • Not considered a damaged vehicle
  • Do not be sold within 6 months of purchase or before traveling at least 6,000 km

2 or 3 wheels or quadricycle

The vehicle purchased or hired must be a 2-wheel, 3-wheel or electric quadricycle:

  • without lead battery,
  • and whose maximum net engine power is at least 2 or 3 kW (according to the applicable European standard)

The vehicle must meet the following conditions:

  • Be purchased or leased under a contract of at least 2 years
  • ⩽ Price €60,000TTC, including the cost of purchasing or leasing the battery, if necessary
  • Be registered in France with a final number
  • Not considered a damaged vehicle
  • Not sold within one year after its 1re registration or before having traveled at least 2 000 km

  FYI : Depending on the date of approval of the vehicle, the applicable European standard is Directive 2002/24/EC or Regulation EU 168/2013. See the gray card (now known as the "Type-approval number") (K) certificate of registration) of your vehicle to find out which standard it is approved to.

To find out if you qualify for the conversion bonus, test online:

Conversion premium eligibility test

Ministry of the Environment

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

2 or 3 wheels or electric quadricycle, without lead battery

The amount is €1,100 within the cost of purchase of the vehicle and subject to its electrical power.

The vehicle must be new.

The maximum aid that can be granted (conversion premium + bonus) is €4,000..

Car

Electric car 

For an electric car (CO2 ⩽ 20 g/km), the amount shall be 80 % of the purchase price within the limit of €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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €2,500..

In all cases, the vehicle shall be more than 50 km long.

If the vehicle purchased is new, the maximum amount of aid granted (bonus + conversion premium) depends on the price of the vehicle.

Maximum aid amount: conversion bonus + bonus

Vehicle price

Maximum amount of aid with bonus

(new vehicle)

Less than €45,000

€12,000

Between €45,000 and €60,000

€8,000

More than €60,000

€8,000

(only new hydrogen powered vehicle)

Plug-in hybrid car
More than 50 km

The amount is €5,000 for a plug-in hybrid car (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km) if you meet any of the 3 following 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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €2,500..

If purchased vehicle is new and costs €50,000 maximum, the maximum amount of aid granted (bonus + conversion premium) is €7,000..

Autonomy ⩽ 50 km

The amount is €3,000 for a plug-in hybrid car (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km) if you meet any of the 3 following 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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €1,500..

The vehicle shall be classified as Crit'air 1.

The purchase cost of the vehicle must be €50,000 maximum.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

Heat Car
Crit'air 1

The amount is €3,000 for a thermal car (CO2 between 51g and 137g/km) if you meet one 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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €1,500..

In all cases, the purchase cost of the vehicle shall be €50,000 maximum.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

Crit'air 2

The amount is €3,000 for a thermal car (CO2 between 51g and 137g/km) if you meet one 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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €1,500..

In all cases, the purchase cost of the vehicle shall be €50,000 maximum and the vehicle must be registered after 1to September 2019.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

van

Electric van

The amount is €5,000..

One bonus can be added if the vehicle is new.

The maximum amount of aid depends on the price of the vehicle.

Electric van: maximum aid amount

Vehicle price

Maximum aid amount

(bonus + conversion bonus)

Less than €45,000

€12,000

Between €45,000 and €60,000

€8,000

More than €60,000

€8,000

Plug-in hybrid van
Autonomy > 50 km

The amount is €5,000..

One bonus can be added if the vehicle is new.

If van hybrid €50,000 maximum, the maximum amount of aid (bonus + conversion premium) is €7,000..

Autonomy < 50 km

The amount is €3,000..

In all cases, the purchase cost of the vehicle shall be €50,000 maximum.

Vehicle must be classified as Crit'air 1

The purchase cost of the vehicle must be €50,000 maximum.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

Thermal van
Crit'air 1

The amount is €3,000 for a thermal van (CO2 between 51g and 137g/km) if you meet one 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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €1,500..

In all cases, the purchase cost of the vehicle shall be €50,000 maximum.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

Crit'air 2

The amount is €3,000 for a thermal van (CO2 between 51g and 137g/km) if you meet one 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 work place is more than 30 km

If you do not meet these conditions, the premium amount is €1,500..

In all cases, the purchase cost of the vehicle shall be €50,000 maximum and the vehicle must be registered after 1to September 2019.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

  Please note : since june 2020, you benefit from a premium if you live or work in a low-emission zone mobility (ZFE) and territorial community paid you a fee to buy or rent a vehicle clean.. The amount of the premium shall be the same as the aid paid by the territorial authority, up to €1,000..

If the dealer does not advance the premium, you must apply online.

You 6 months from the date your new vehicle was billed to submit your application, or, in the case of a rental, from the 1to rent.

Before you begin entering your application, you must have at least the following:

  • Certificate of registration (gray card) of the vehicle acquired or rented in your name
  • Old vehicle scrapped gray card (if you declare one)
  • RIB

Application for payment of the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus

Ministry of the Environment

Teleservice to apply for an ecological bonus and/or conversion bonus.

  Warning : regardless of the number of vehicles handed over for destruction, only one conversion premium is paid for the purchase or rental of a vehicle.

Tax reference income > 13 489 € per share

You must meet the following conditions:

The aid shall be paid at most once per person up to 1to January 2023.

  Please note : where they are more advantageous, the rules in force ofto june 2020 to august 2, 2020 shall remain applicable to new vehicles ordered before august 3, 2020 if their invoicing is before 3 November 2020.. The same shall apply to a new vehicle whose lease was signed before 3 August 2020 if the payment of 1to rent before 3 November 2020..

Petrol vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or a van (CTTE)
  • Have been subject to a 1re registration before January 2006
  • Belonging to the beneficiary of the premium for at least 1 year
  • Be registered in France in a normal series or with a final registration number
  • Not to be won
  • In the case of a vehicle considered as a damaged vehicle by an expert, he must have been insured for at least 1 year from the date of his delivery for destruction or the date of the invoice of the vehicle acquired or rented.
  • Be delivered for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months after the new vehicle is billed to a Authorized end-of-life vehicle center (VHU) or an approved facility for the cleaning and dismantling of end-of-life vehicles

Diesel vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or a van (CTTE)
  • Have been subject to a 1re registration before January 2011
  • Belonging to the beneficiary of the premium for at least 1 year
  • Be registered in France in a normal series or with a final registration number
  • Not to be won
  • In the case of a vehicle considered as a damaged vehicle by an expert, he must have been insured for at least 1 year from the date of his delivery for destruction or the date of the invoice of the vehicle acquired or rented.
  • Be delivered for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months after the new vehicle is billed to a Authorized end-of-life vehicle center (VHU) or an approved facility for the cleaning and dismantling of end-of-life vehicles

  FYI : since june 2020, if you do not scrap your old vehicle, you can benefit from a aid, so-called electric retrofit premium, under conditions, by converting the heat engine into an electric motor.

Private car or van

The following vehicles are concerned:

  • Electric vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 20g/km)
  • Rechargeable hybrid vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km)

The vehicle must meet the following conditions:

  • Be purchased or leased (with an option to purchase or for a period of at least 2 years)
  • ⩽ Price €60,000TTC, including the cost of purchasing or leasing the battery, if necessary
  • Be registered in France with a final number
  • Not considered a damaged vehicle
  • Do not be sold within 6 months of purchase or before traveling at least 6,000 km

2 or 3 wheels or quadricycle

The vehicle purchased or hired must be a 2-wheel, 3-wheel and electric quadricycle:

  • without lead battery,
  • and whose maximum net engine power is at least 2 or 3 kW (according to the applicable European standard)

The vehicle must meet the following conditions:

  • Be purchased or leased (with an option to purchase or for a period of at least 2 years)
  • ⩽ Price €60,000TTC, including the cost of purchasing or leasing the battery, if necessary
  • Be registered in France with a final number
  • Not considered a damaged vehicle
  • Not sold within one year after its 1re registration or before having traveled at least 2 000 km

  FYI : Depending on the date of approval of the vehicle, the applicable European standard is Directive 2002/24/EC or Regulation EU 168/2013. See the gray card (now known as the "Type-approval number") (K) certificate of registration) of your vehicle to find out which standard it is approved to.

To find out if you qualify for the conversion bonus, test online:

Conversion premium eligibility test

Ministry of the Environment

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

2 or 3 wheels or electric quadricycle without lead battery

The amount of the conversion premium is €100 provided that the vehicle purchased is new and subject to the electric power of the vehicle.

The maximum amount of aid granted (bonus + conversion premium) is €1,000..

Electric car 

The amount of the conversion premium is €2,500 for an electric car (CO2 ⩽ 20 g/km).

The vehicle shall be more than 50 km long.

If the vehicle purchased is new, the maximum amount of aid granted (bonus + conversion premium) depends on the price of the vehicle.

Maximum aid amount: conversion bonus + bonus

Vehicle price

Maximum amount of aid with bonus

(new vehicle)

Less than €45,000

€9,500

Between €45,000 and €60,000

€5,500

More than €60,000

€5,500

(only new hydrogen powered vehicle)

Plug-in hybrid car

More than 50 km

The amount is €2,500 for a plug-in hybrid car (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km).

If purchased vehicle is new and costs €50,000 maximum, the maximum amount of aid granted (bonus + conversion premium) is €4,500..

Autonomy ⩽ 50 km

The amount is €1,500 for a plug-in hybrid car (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km).

The vehicle shall be classified as Crit'air 1.

The purchase cost of the vehicle must be €50,000 maximum.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

van

Electric van

The amount is €5,000..

One bonus can be added if the vehicle is new.

The maximum amount of aid depends on the price of the vehicle.

Electric van: maximum aid amount

Vehicle price

Maximum aid amount

(bonus + conversion bonus)

Less than €45,000

€12,000

Between €45,000 and €60,000

€8,000

More than €60,000

€8,000

Plug-in hybrid van
Autonomy > 50 km

The amount is €5,000..

One bonus can be added if the vehicle is new.

If van hybrid €50,000 maximum, the maximum amount of aid (bonus + conversion premium) is €7,000..

Autonomy < 50 km

The amount is €1,500..

In all cases, the purchase cost of the vehicle shall be €50,000 maximum.

Vehicle must be classified as Crit'air 1

The purchase cost of the vehicle must be €50,000 maximum.

There is no bonus for these vehicles.

  Please note : if you live or work in a low-emission zone mobility (ZFE) and territorial community paid you a fee to buy or rent a vehicle clean.. The amount of the premium shall be the same as the aid paid by the territorial authority, up to €1,000..

If the dealer does not advance the premium, you must apply online.

You 6 months from the date your new vehicle was billed to submit your application, or, in the case of a rental, from the 1to rent.

Before you begin entering your application, you must have at least the following:

  • Certificate of registration (gray card) of the vehicle acquired or rented in your name
  • Old vehicle scrapped gray card (if you declare one)
  • RIB

Application for payment of the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus

Ministry of the Environment

Teleservice to apply for an ecological bonus and/or conversion bonus.

  Warning : regardless of the number of vehicles handed over for destruction, only one conversion premium is paid for the purchase or rental of a vehicle.