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French EV retrofit scheme

  • 16-07-2020 9:03am
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    Registered Users Posts: 551 ✭✭✭ adunis


    https://transition-one.fr/

    What are the odds this will ever happen here ?
    I'm going with the burecrats/insurance companies/vested interests will never go for it.

    Comments?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭ innrain


    Sounds like a good idea.
    I don't see any technical details. I see it costs about 10k (the state aid is about 5k) so you pay 5k for a small car. I don't see the range and if the cost includes re-certification. I imagine that for a second car in the family might sound good. What about insurance. Yeah it won't happen. By the time it gets here will have decent SH market


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,916 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    That price of 10k is only for the very small city cars ( les voitures citadines) getting a range of 100km. I'd say they'll get just a 15kWh or so battery. Note it is only for a handful of pre-configured cars that they obviously have developed cheap conversion kits for

    That said, 10k is a really good price (but still lots of money) to convert a car to EV and if the tax payer pays half of that, you have a very cheap conversion that will pay for itself within a few years and is better for the planet

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,112 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Better off with an interest free loan from the Gov than something like this, Scotland still do it AFAIK, interest free loan to buy an EV


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,916 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I agree in so far that I am generally not a fan of retrofitting anything, particularly not if a lot of the cost are covered by the tax payer. This is generally inefficient use of tax payers money. Like a deep retrofit of an old house where most of the money is spent on labour

    A better solution would be if there were cheap EV city cars available to buy brand new for very little money (after incentives)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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