And what scrapping it is! A regulation has been included in the Relaunch decree which inaugurates a new season of incentives that have the dual purpose of revitalizing the Italian car market, which in the first six months of the year paid heavily for the Covid-19 emergency with a repayment of over 45% over the same period of 2019, and to stimulate the renewal of the park circulating in the Peninsula which is one of the oldest in Europe and, consequently, also among the least ecological.

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The decree, which was approved by the Chamber of Deputies and is now moving on to the Senate (but a formality) for the definitive conversion into law, provides for the creation of a fund of 50 million euros to finance the state contributions that will be paid to those who purchase a new car with zero or low environmental impact and, for those with conventional engine, Euro 6 approved. The resources made available are not enormous but for the five months of validity of the measure (from August 1st to December 31st of this year) should be sufficient.

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The cars that will be affected by the incentives are divided into three bands that take into account CO2 emissions: the first that even the one that will enjoy the most relevant benefits groups all the cars that have climate-altering gas emissions between 0 and 20 grams / km (in practice the electric ones with a list price without VAT and registration, but including options, less than 50,000 euros). In the second (from 21 to 60 g / km of CO2) the models concerned are mainly plug-in hybrids. The third, and this is the novelty of the relaunch decree, concerns cars, also with internal combustion engine without distinction of power, which have emissions between 61 and 110 g / km and have a price (without VAT) of less than 40,000 euros. This range mainly includes medium-small cars and latest generation engines. Just to give some examples, there are some versions of Audi A3 and A4, but no Alfa Romeo, there are the hybrid and CNG Panda, but not those with the classic 1.2-cylinder 1.2 petrol 69-hp petrol. Not only that, but there are many turbodiesels that fall within the incentive space because they have emissions well below the limit established by the decree, while the petrol versions of the same cars exceed 110 g / km of CO2. And this indicates that we have chosen to take the path of the desired technological neutrality by rewarding above all the ecological sustainability of the model.

How incentives work. The revival decree requires that competition between the state and those who sell the car to reach the total sum of the incentive. In case of purchase of a car with emissions between 0 and 20 g / km of CO2 and contextual scrapping of a car with ten or more years from registration (Euro 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 homologation) the public bonus of 2,000 euros which must be added to that of the seller (another 2,000 euros) and these 4,000 euros add to that (6,000 euros) provided for by the law of 2019 that established the eco-bonuses, for a total of 10,000 euros to be removed from the price of the car that you are buying. If, on the other hand, there is no old vehicle the benefit of half (1,000 euros from the state and 1,000 from the seller) for, adding the eco-bonus (4,500 euros) provided in this case, you get a total of 6,500 euros of incentives . For plug-in hybrids (emissions from 21 to 60 g / km of CO2) the figures guaranteed by the relaunch decree are the same as those reserved for electricity, for lesser the amount of the eco-bonus, so, in case of radiation from an old car, you can have up to 6,500 euros (3,500 euros without scrapping) of incentives. For cars that are part of the third band (61-110 g / km of CO2) the rule provides a bonus of 1,500 euros from the state to which must be added another 2,000 euros that come from the seller, so the total of 3,500 euros . If an old car is not delivered, the public incentive drops to 750 euros while the seller’s competition for 1,000 euros. In this case the total will be 1,750 euros.

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