The incentives for the purchase of new, ecological cars will continue also in 2021. In the Chamber, in the Productive Activities Committee, the majority closed the agreement.

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The agreement, which will enter the Budget Law (under discussion on 21 December) as an amendment, a refinancing of the incentives for the purchase of electric and plug-in hybrid cars (emissions from 0 to 60 g / km of CO2) is foreseen, in addition to those guaranteed by the eco-bonus and which will be in force for the whole of 2021. In addition, state aid is envisaged for the purchase of Euro 6 approved cars, with a maximum emission ceiling of 135 g / km of CO2 (WLTP approval) for the scrapping of vehicles with at least ten years from enrollment: this measure will be active until June 2021. In addition to car incentives are provided even those for commercial vehicles against scrapping.

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The scheme of the agreement follows the one used in 2020. The resources allocated amount to 420 million euros: 120 million bonuses for electric or plug-in hybrid cars, 250 million for conventional, full hybrid and mild hybrid cars, i.e. those with emissions between 61 and 135 g / km of CO2 (WLTP approval) and finally 50 million for commercials (10 million for electricity).

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As in the 2020 round, for each car purchased in the face of a scrapping, there will be 2,000 euros of state bonus if you choose a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle, that is: a fully electric car) or PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle: rechargeable hybrids on plug), if instead the choice will fall on a conventional Euro 6, petrol or diesel, public aid will drop to 1,500 euros. In all these cases, however, whoever sells the car will have to pay a further discount on the selling price of 2,000 euros.

For BEVs and PHEVs, the incentive must be added deriving from the law establishing eco-bonuses (already extensively refinanced), so that in the event of the purchase of an electric car with scrapping, a total discount of 10 thousand euros can be achieved.

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The measure, which was supported by the Commission of all political parties and which will come into force only after being included in the final text and after parliamentary approval of the law, accepts the requests made by manufacturers operating in Italy. Who now estimate that the funds available will allow for at least four full months of operation. Enough time, according to the manufacturers, to then be able to engage further state measures to support the market that could be decided when there will be the possibility of accessing the funds made available by the Recovery Fund.

18 December 2020 (change December 18, 2020 | 15:27)

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