Funds intended to stimulate sales of battery-powered and rechargeable hybrid cars have been cleared in record time: the figures allocated on 15 October were available from 10 am on the 27th. Without the incentive, prices now rise from 1,500 to 6,000 euros depending on the type of car and the presence or absence of scrapping
Sixty-five million euros burned in just over 24 hours and the funds for the Auto Ecobonus are again exhausted according to the counter of the Mise website. From now on, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are bought without government incentives, which means a net increase of 6,000 euros for electric cars purchased by scrapping an old vehicle and 4,000 without. Similarly, plug-in hybrids increase by 2,500 and 1,500 euros respectively. Certainly not an aid to the emission reduction process to be obtained by introducing cleaner cars on the roads, however predictable as Gazzetta Motori had anticipated only a few days ago, albeit with a more conservative estimate. It had already happened twice: last August 27, when the funds allocated with the previous economic measures ended (starting with the 2019 Budget law), and the following September 24. In the first case, the government intervened on 3 September by moving the approximately 57 million euros of funds allocated to the extra bonus on the Ecobonus. No refinancing but only an accounting operation that canceled the Extrabonus by reducing the incentive of 2,000 euros (with scrapping) and 1,000 (without scrapping). The refinancing of the state contribution for electric and plug-in was decided on October 19: 65 of the 100 million allocated to the sector, made bookable on the dedicated website on Wednesday, October 27 and sold out within twenty-four hours. The other incentives provided remain active: for cars with emissions between 61 and 135 g / km there are currently just over 16 and a half million, for used cars just over 39 million.
THE ECOBONUS AT A GLANCE
The Auto Ecobonus was introduced with the 2019 Budget Law, differentiating the contribution according to the type of new M1 car purchased. For those with CO2 emissions between 0 and 60 g / km (electric) in its original form, it provided for a contribution for the purchase of up to 10,000 euros and up to 6,000 without (Ecobonus plus Extrabonus). For M1 cars with emissions between 21 and 60 g / km (plug-in hybrid), the incentive was worth up to 6,500 with scrapping or up to 3,500 without. With the elimination of the Extrabonus, the amounts were reduced by 2,000 euros (with scrapping) and by 1,000 (without scrapping). A welcome measure but not exempt from criticism, since the very amount of the bonuses represents in some way a distortion of the market. For other observers, however, it is the price to pay for the spread of electric mobility. In any case, bonuses intended for vehicles which by their nature have a medium-high cost, certainly not “popular”.
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