While demonstrations and blockades are being prepared on November 17, the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur coast (formerly PACA) and the Grand Est region are launching a 250-euro premium for biofuels. Together, both communities have set a plan of 2.5 million euros to help 10,000 motorists turn their petrol car into an E85-powered car thanks to a conversion kit.
Premium of 250 euros
This biofuel consists of a mixture of unleaded and 85% of the largest ethanol. If it increases vehicle consumption by about 20%, the superethanol in the pump sells much cheaper than unleaded 95: between 60 and 70 cents, the bill is divided by two.
The E85 Conversion Box costs between 600 and 1500 Euros, depending on the manufacturer and the type of vehicle concerned, the price plus an hour of work in the garage. A premium of € 250 will therefore cover part of the accommodation. For a driver traveling about 12,000 kilometers annually, it takes an average of one year to make the fitting of the case profitable.
Aid for employees
This premium must partially correspond to the looting of the inhabitants of rural and suburban areas, which do not always have alternatives to the car. However, it will only be granted to some drivers. "This measure is for employees who use their personal vehicle to get to their workplace within a radius of 30 kilometers of return," says the British side.
In the southern region, you must take at least 60 kilometers of return journey. The bonus must be voted on December 14th, which will be officially paid since 1 January 2019 in the Grand Est region. Provence-Alpes will also come into effect from 1 January.