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François de Rugy wants to restore the premium on hybrid cars
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François de Rugy was in favor of the return of the payment of a premium of up to 2,000 euros when buying a rechargeable hybrid vehicle.

Machine back all? In terms of ecology, François de Rugy wants us to favor again those who decide to buy a rechargeable hybrid car, running on thermal or electric engines. The Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition wants to restore the hybrid bonus that was removed on January 1, 2018, for the benefit of electric cars only. This new premium would range from 1,000 to 2,000 euros, he said during the show "Grand Jury", broadcast Sunday on RTL / Le Figaro / LCI.

And the minister is adamant on the question: "we will discuss in the government, we will discuss with the manufacturers, there must be a subsidy to the purchase". For now, only buyers of electric cars have a premium of 6,000 euros. Rechargeable hybrid vehicles have a seductive advantage compared to other hybrids: their battery can be recharged on the conventional power grid and thus offers greater autonomy when the vehicle is in all-electric mode.

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The minister of the ecological transition, however, believes that the hybrid bonus must be "less important than on electric cars", but at least be equal to the conversion premium, also called scrappage, which ranges from 1,000 to 2,000 euros. In 2015, when it was still in force, the premium for the purchase of a rechargeable hybrid car was 4,000 euros, before falling to 1,000 euros in 2017, recalls The gallery.

To be able to finance these ecological bonuses, the government is banking on the penalty that sanctions the purchase of more polluting cars. The objective of François de Rugy is clear: "We aim at zero fossil fuel energy use, that is to say zero gasoline, zero diesel in transport, by 2050. If we can do faster, we will do it".


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