Even more in 2024 than in 2023, the automobile penalty will discourage candidates for the purchase of the heaviest and most C02-emitting thermal cars. According to the scale set as part of the budget planned for 2024, the penalty will be triggered as soon as the purchase of a 1.6-tonne vehicle instead of 1.8 tonnes in 2023.
The Peugeot 5008, whose weight is 1.55 tons maximum, will escape for example. Just like the new Renault Espace in its 5-seater version (1.58 tons). Then, the amount of the penalty by weight will gradually increase. Between 1,600 and 1,800 kilos each kilo will be charged 10 euros. From 1,800 kilos, the price will increase to 15 euros per kilo and 20 euros per kilo from 1,900 kilos. The two tonnes will mean a change to 25 euros per kilo, before a limit of 30 euros per kilo from 2,100 kilos.
The scale is a little different for plug-in hybrids since the weight of the battery can be partially subtracted from the weight of the vehicle. In addition, large families benefit from a reduction of 200 kilos per child from three children.
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€500 million expected
In addition, the level of CO2 emissions of new vehicles will be taxed more in 2024. The threshold for triggering the penalty – 50 euros – increases from 123 to 118 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This concerns many of the most popular vehicles with customers today. The Peugeot 208 at a floor price of 19,200 euros emits 120 g/km, which is equivalent to a penalty of 100 euros just like the Dacia Sandero, displayed at 11,990 euros. The scale continues to climb: it goes to more than 1000 euros for 141 g / km, more than 4000 euros to 159g / km ... The ceiling of the ecological penalty, until now set at 50,000 euros for more than 226g/km, is raised to 60,000 euros. It will concern vehicles that emit 194 g / km while in its 2023 version, this level of CO2 was taxed at 17,490 euros "only".
This summer, the government had announced that it hoped for an additional 500 million euros in the coffers of the State thanks to this taxation. In addition, support for the purchase of "clean" vehicles has cost the state nearly one billion euros in 2022.