New government incentives for electric and plug-in cars

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The government has re-financed incentives of 100 million euro for the purchase of low environmental impact vehicles. For some categories, the funds were exhausted in recent weeks, while for others they were running out. The new incentives (introduced by the Fiscal Decree approved last Friday) concern low-impact electric, plug-in, hybrid and thermal cars, as well as trucks. For M1 cars only, there is also an incentive for used cars. The distribution of funds obviously goes in favour of cars with lower emissions, with 65 million for electric and plug-in cars. More specifically:

  • 65 million euros are allocated to the purchase of M1 vehicles with emissions in the range 0-60 g/km CO2, i.e. to electric and plug-in hybrid cars;

  • 20 million euros are allocated to the purchase of commercial vehicles of category N1 or special M1, of which 15 million euros are reserved for purely electric vehicles;

  • 10 million euros go to M1 vehicles in the 61-135 g/km CO2 range, i.e. full hybrid, petrol, diesel, methane and LPG cars;

  • 5 million euros are earmarked for the purchase of used M1 category vehicles with emissions between 0-160 g/km CO2, in practice Euro 6 cars.

The incentive scheme for the purchase of new cars remains unchanged as follows:

  • 6,000 euro with scrapping for cars in the 0-20 g/km CO2 range (4,000 euro without scrapping);

  • 2,500 euro with scrapping for those between 21-60 g/km CO2 (1,500 euro without scrapping); and finally, another 1,500 euro with scrapping for cars in the 61-135 g/km CO2 range.

The scheme of contributions reserved for the purchase of used cars is also unchanged:

  • 2,000 euro only with scrapping for a used car with 0-60 g/km of CO2; 1,000 euro only with scrapping for 61-90 g/km of CO2;

  • 750 euro only with scrapping for 91-160 g/km of CO2.

Please consult the dedicated website for more information on the measures established by the Government and for an updated picture of the incentives still available for each of the categories financed.

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