During the day of the automotive industry, the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire confirmed the measure of uncapping of the penalty for private vehicles emitting more than 172 g. But in fact, how much of the sales could be affected?
The rumor that had been going on for a few weeks was confirmed yesterday, on the occasion of the day of the automobile industry. Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire has announced the removal of the penalty for vehicles emitting more than 172 g / km of CO2, the threshold established by the current grid and that which will come into force on January 1 until the 1st March 2020. ” Keeping the same amount of penalty beyond 172 g of CO2 is totally unjustifiable for the French who make efforts by making acquisitions of cleaner cars. Moreover, none of these vehicles are built in France. and that will not penalize the French industry “,justified the Minister of Economy. The revenue from this unbolling is estimated at 50 million euros, all of which should go to French automotive subcontractors.
Only, what is the share of new passenger cars sold in France that would be penalized by this extended penalty, whose deadline for entry into force has not been specified? According to data provided by AAA Data , over the first 11 months of the year, 16,752 vehicles emitting more than 172 g / km of CO2 have been registered in France. With regard to the 2,003,086 new VPs sold, these models only represent 0.84% of the total. In detail, about 6,400 new VPs registered in the first 11 months of the year were part of the 173 – 198 g tranche, an equivalent volume, with some ten units, for the 190 – 209 g / km tranche.