Climate change is becoming a “hot topic” in the transport and logistics sector

Extreme weather events damage important infrastructure, low water levels make waterways impassable, regulatory requirements lead to increased pricing of CO2 emissions and alternative propulsion systems such as fuels are increasingly coming into focus: climate change is having an increasing impact on the business models of the transport and logistics industry.

France to provide flat-rate subsidies for used electric cars

At the beginning of October, we were already able to report that France will again reduce the subsidy amount for the purchase of electric cars. From the current 7,000 to 6,000 euros from 2021, and then to 5,000 euros from 2022. The subsidy for plug-in hybrids will fall from 2,000 to 1,000 euros from 2021. But France does not only want to cut premiums in the future, it even wants to issue new ones. According to Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, a new subsidy of 1,000 euros is planned. This is to come into effect if one wants to buy a used, purely electric car.