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Electric cars: a very largely subsidized ecological transition


Public support measures remain insufficient to reduce the carbon footprint. François BOUCHON/Le Figaro

FOCUS- France Strategy questions the fact that registrations of electric vehicles did not exceed 10% of the mix last year. This, despite significant public support measures.

This is Carlos Tavares’ hobbyhorse: the ecological transition risks excluding a large part of the population from mobility due to the much higher price of electric vehicles compared to their thermal equivalents. To provide grist for the mill of the general manager of the Stellantis group, France Strategy wonders, in its note of November, on the fact that the registrations of electric vehicles did not exceed 10% of the mix last year. despite significant public support measures.

Over the first eight months of 2022, they have increased to represent nearly 13% of the market share, but this remains insufficient to reduce the carbon footprint and hope to have a sufficiently large second-hand fleet in a few years. in order to achieve even greater gains. And the recent announcement by the Head of State of the increase from €6,000 to €7,000 in the ecological bonus for the purchase of this type of model will not change the situation.

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