As we told you in a previous article, the decree for car incentives had a double start.
The first important date was that of Monday 16 May, when the decree was published in the Official Journal and therefore became immediately operational. From that same day, it was possible to go to the dealers and enter into sales contracts by taking advantage of the various discounts, as we will see later.
Ma only from today, Wednesday 25 May, it is possible to access the ad hoc platform for reservations. This means that dealers can finally place all orders received from May 16th. And monitor the process.
Let’s take a closer look at everything there is to know about car incentives for 2022.
Car incentives: the decree
The decree on car incentives was signed at a particularly delicate moment. Due to the shortage of raw materials, in the month of April the market had a collapse of even -44% if compared with the same month of 2020.
The decree unlocked bonuses for cars and motorcycles, spreading over three years – from 2022 to 2024 – 650 million euros per year. The measure is part of the allocation plan for the Automotive Fund, with which the Government has committed itself between now and 2030 with a budget of 8.7 billion euros.
Let’s find out more about car incentives, which also concern motorcycles, car sharing and commercial vehicles.
Car incentives: the three bands
The decree provides that the car incentives are intended for three categories of cars, depending on the emissions. Here they are.
Emission range 0-20 g / km
For electric cars with a price of less than 35,000 euros + VAT, a contribution of 3,000 euros can be requested. Another 2,000 can be added with the scrapping of a homologated car in a class of less than Euro 5. For this range, 220 million in funding are foreseen in 2022, 230 million in 2023 and 245 million in 2024.
Emissions range 21-60 g / km
For plug-in hybrid vehicles with a price of up to € 45,000 + VAT, the contribution is € 2,000, plus € 2,000 for the scrapping of a car of less than € 5 class. Funding amounts to 225 million in 2022, 235 million in 2023 and 245 million in 2024.
Emissions range 61-135 g / km
For low-emission cars with a price of up to 35,000 euros + VAT, a contribution of 2,000 euros only if a car of less than 5 euros is scrapped together. Funding: 170 million in 2022, 150 million in 2023 and 120 million in 2024.
He bonus motorcycle
There is also an incentive to buy electric, hybrid or heat engine mopeds and motorcycles.
Contribution of 30% of the purchase price (for a maximum of 3,000 euros) and 40% (up to 4,000 euros) if you scrape a class motorbike from 0 to 3 euros. The loan is 15 million euros per year until 2024.
For thermal mopeds and motorcycles, a contribution of 40% of the purchase price and up to 2,500 euros with scrapping is foreseen (against a 5% discount from the seller).
Electric commercial vehicles
Part of the funds is intended for car sharing companies for the purchase of electric, hybrid and plug-in vehicles.
Contributions to small and medium-sized enterprises for the purchase of factory new electrically powered commercial vehicles. But there is the obligation of scrapping a vehicle of less than Euro 4.
The contribution is 4,000 euros for N1 vehicles up to 1.5 tons, 6,000 euros for N1 vehicles over 1.5 tons and up to 3.49 tons, 12,000 euros for 3.5-ton N2 vehicles up to 7 tons. For N2 vehicles over 7 tons and up to 12 tons, contribution of 14,000 euros.
Funds of 10 million euros in 2022, 15 in 2023 and 20 in 2024.
Faq (e dubbi)
The government has meanwhile updated the faq page on car and motorcycle incentives.
We therefore become aware, for example, of the fact that there is no limit to the number of vehicles that can be purchased with the incentive. However, it is not yet clear how to distinguish between rental companies (which are excluded from car incentives) and car sharing companies (allowed). However, they have the same Ateco code and use hired vehicles.
Then there is the problem of delivery times. Which must take place within 180 days from the date of the contract, under penalty of forfeiture of the incentive. At the Automotive Dealer Day in Verona, the Minister for Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti said: “The delivery of new cars within 180 days of the order currently envisaged by the incentive decree may be extended”. Developments are expected.