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Conversion bonus: 26 July to 31 December 2021

Verified 01 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Do you buy or rent a low-emission vehicle? You may qualify for a conversion premium if, at the same time, you scrap an old diesel or petrol vehicle. This bonus is in addition to the so-called ecological bonus. This page shows the rules for the conversion premium: what conditions must be met? How much? How do I apply?

This page shows the rules in force since 26 July 2021.

Reference tax income ⩽ € 13,489 per share

You must meet the following conditions:

The aid shall be paid not more than once per person until 1to January 2023.

  Please note : where it is more advantageous, the amount of aid in force before july 2021 shall remain applicable to a new vehicle ordered before 30 june 2021 inclusive, if its invoicing takes place no later than 31 December 2021. The same shall apply to a new vehicle whose lease agreement was signed before 30 June 2021 if payment of the 1to the rent shall 31 December 2021.

Petrol vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or van (CTTE)
  • Credit note 1re registration before January 2006
  • Belong 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 to be damaged vehicle by an expert, it must have been insured for at least 1 year from the date of its delivery for destruction or the date of invoicing of the vehicle acquired or leased
  • Be released for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months following the billing of the new vehicle to Authorised vehicle end-of-life centre or an approved facility for cleaning and dismantling end-of-life vehicles

Diesel vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or van (CTTE)
  • Credit note 1re registration before January 2011
  • Belong 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 to be damaged vehicle by an expert, he must have been insured for at least 1 year on the date of his delivery for destruction or on the date of invoicing of the vehicle acquired or leased
  • Be released for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months following the billing of the new vehicle to Authorised vehicle end-of-life centre or an approved facility for cleaning and dismantling end-of-life vehicles

  FYI : since june 2020, if you don't want to scrap your old vehicle, you can benefit from aid, said premium to electric retrofit, under conditions, by having the thermal motor transformed into an electric motor.

Private car

Electric vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 20g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • €60,000TTC
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Rechargeable hybrid vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • €60,000TTC
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Thermal vehicle

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • €50 000  TTC
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

If the vehicle is nine or registered for less than 6 months, it shall emit 132 g CO2 per km.

If the vehicle is used, it shall emit 137 g CO2 per km.

However, for a vehicle registered before March 2020 or a wheelchair-accessible vehicle:

  • the 132g/km threshold is replaced by the 104g/km threshold,
  • the 137g/km threshold is replaced by the 109 g/km threshold.

Van

Electric van (CO2 ⩽ 20g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Plug-in hybrid van (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Thermal van

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • €50 000  TTC
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

If the vehicle is nine or registered for less than 6 months, it shall emit 132 g CO2 per km.

If the vehicle is used, it shall emit 137 g CO2 per km.

However, for a vehicle registered before March 2020 or a wheelchair-accessible vehicle:

  • the 132g/km threshold is replaced by the 104g/km threshold,
  • the 137g/km threshold is replaced by the 109 g/km threshold.

2 or 3 motorised or electric quadricycle wheels

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

  • without lead battery
  • with a net maximum engine power of at least 2 or 3 kWaccording to the applicable European standard).

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not to be sold within one year of 1re registration, or before 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 (K) "Type-approval number" of the carte grise (henceforth referred to as certificate of registration) of your vehicle to find out what standard it is approved to.

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

Conversion Premium Eligibility Test

Ministry of Environment

Attention: the simulator is being updated.

Car

Electric car 

For an electric car (CO2 rate ⩽ 20 g/km), the amount is 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

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

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

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

Maximum amount of aid: conversion bonus + bonus

Vehicle price

Maximum amount of aid with bonus

(new vehicle)

Less than €45,000

€11 000

Between €45,000 and €60,000

€7 000

Plug-in hybrid car

Autonomy > 50 km

The amount is €5 000 for a plug-in hybrid car (CO2 ⩽ 50 g/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 your workplace 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 €6 000.

Autonomy ⩽ 50 km

The amount is €3,000 for a plug-in hybrid car (CO2 ⩽ 50 g/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 your workplace is more than 30 km

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

The vehicle must be rated Crit'air 1.

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

There are no bonus for these vehicles.

Thermal car

The amount is €3,000 for a thermal car 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

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

There are no bonus for these vehicles.

Van

Electric van

For an electric van (CO2 ⩽ 20 g/km), the amount of aid depends on the class of the 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 vehicle shall be more than 50 km.

One bonus of €7 000 can be added (€5 000 for legal person).

Plug-in hybrid van

Range > 50 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

One bonus of €1 000 can be added if van hybrid is new and costs €50 000 maximum.

Range < 50 km

The amount shall be 80 % of the purchase price within €3,000 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

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

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

The vehicle must be rated Crit'air 1.

There are no bonus for these vehicles.

Thermal van

The amount is €3,000 for a thermal van 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 your workplace is more than 30 km

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

In all cases, the cost of purchasing the vehicle must be €50 000 maximum.

There are no bonus for these vehicles.

2 or 3 motorised or electric quadricycle wheels, without lead battery

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

The vehicle shall be nine.

The maximum aid that can be granted (conversion premium + bonus) is €2,000.

  Please note : you get a bonus if you live or work in a low-emission mobility zone (ZFE) and territorial paid you help 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 trader (seller or rental of the bicycle, organisation that granted a clean vehicle microcredit [application/pdf - 445.6 KB] ) does not advance the premium, you must make the request online.

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

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

  • Certificate of Registration (carte grise) of the vehicle acquired or leased in your name
  • carte grise of the old vehicle being scrapped (if you declare one)
  • RIB

Application for the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus (car, van, 2 or 3 motorised wheels, electric quadricycle, power assisted bicycle)

Ministry of Environment

Online service to apply for an ecological bonus and/or conversion bonus.

Attention: for the acquisition of power-assisted cycle with an invoice dated no later than july 25, 2021, the request for a bicycle bonus is made by paper form.

  Warning : no matter how many vehicles are given for destruction, only one conversion premium is paid for the purchase or rental of a vehicle.

Reference tax revenue > 13 489 € per share

You must meet the following conditions:

The aid shall be paid not more than once per person until 1to January 2023.

A company with a valid establishment in France may also benefit from the conversion premium.

  Please note : where it is more advantageous, the amount of aid in force before july 2021 shall remain applicable to a new vehicle ordered before 30 june 2021 inclusive, if its invoicing takes place no later than 31 December 2021. The same shall apply to a new vehicle whose lease agreement was signed before 30 June 2021 if payment of the 1to the rent shall 31 December 2021.

Petrol vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or van (CTTE)
  • Credit note 1re registration before January 2006
  • Belong 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 to be damaged vehicle by an expert, it must have been insured for at least 1 year from the date of its delivery for destruction or the date of invoicing of the vehicle acquired or leased
  • Be released for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months following the billing of the new vehicle to Authorised vehicle end-of-life centre or an approved facility for cleaning and dismantling end-of-life vehicles

Diesel vehicle

The vehicle to be destroyed must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a passenger car (VP) or van (CTTE)
  • Credit note 1re registration before January 2011
  • Belong 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 to be damaged vehicle by an expert, he must have been insured for at least 1 year on the date of his delivery for destruction or on the date of invoicing of the vehicle acquired or leased
  • Be released for destruction within 3 months prior to or 6 months following the billing of the new vehicle to Authorised vehicle end-of-life centre or an approved facility for cleaning and dismantling end-of-life vehicles

  FYI : if you don't scrap your old vehicle, you can have aid, said premium to electric retrofit, under conditions, by having the thermal motor transformed into an electric motor.

Private car

Electric vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 20g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • €60,000TTC
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Rechargeable hybrid vehicle (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • €60,000TTC
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Van

Electric van (CO2 ⩽ 20g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

Plug-in hybrid van (CO2 ⩽ 50g/km)

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not sold in 6 months after purchase, or before at least 6,000 km

2 or 3 motorised or electric quadricycle wheels

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

  • without lead battery
  • with a net maximum engine power of at least 2 or 3 kWaccording to the applicable European standard).

The vehicle shall meet the following conditions:

  • To be purchased or leased under a contract of 2 years or more
  • Be registered in France with final
  • Not to be considered as damaged vehicle
  • Not to be sold within one year of 1re registration, or before 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 (K) "Type-approval number" of the carte grise (henceforth referred to as certificate of registration) of your vehicle to find out what standard it is approved to.

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

Conversion Premium Eligibility Test

Ministry of Environment

Attention: the simulator is being updated.

Car

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.

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

Maximum amount of aid: conversion bonus + bonus

Vehicle price

Maximum amount of aid with bonus

(new vehicle)

Less than €45,000

€8,500

Between €45,000 and €60,000

€4,500

Plug-in hybrid car

Up to 50 km

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

If purchased vehicle is new and costs €50 000 maximum, the maximum amount of aid granted (bonus + conversion premium) is €3,500.

Autonomy ⩽ 50 km

The amount is €1,500.

The vehicle must be rated Crit'air 1.

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

There are no bonus for these vehicles.

Van

Electric van

For an electric van (CO2 ⩽ 20 g/km), the amount of aid depends on the class of the 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

One bonus of €7 000 can be added if the vehicle is new.

Plug-in hybrid van

Range > 50 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

One bonus of €1 000can be added if van hybrid is new and costs €50 000 maximum.

Range < 50 km

The amount is €1,500.

The vehicle shall be rated Crit'air 1

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

There are no bonus for these vehicles.

2 or 3 motorised or electric quadricycle wheels, 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.

  Please note : you get a bonus if you live or work in a low-emission mobility zone (ZFE) and territorial paid you help 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 trader (seller or rental of the bicycle, organisation that granted a clean vehicle microcredit [application/pdf - 445.6 KB] ) does not advance the premium, you must make the request online.

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

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

  • Certificate of Registration (carte grise) of the vehicle acquired or leased in your name
  • carte grise of the old vehicle being scrapped (if you declare one)
  • RIB

Application for the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus (car, van, 2 or 3 motorised wheels, electric quadricycle, power assisted bicycle)

Ministry of Environment

Online service to apply for an ecological bonus and/or conversion bonus.

Attention: for the acquisition of power-assisted cycle with an invoice dated no later than july 25, 2021, the request for a bicycle bonus is made by paper form.

  Warning : no matter how many vehicles are given for destruction, only one conversion premium is paid for the purchase or rental of a vehicle.