Central and Local Government Fleet Renewal Mandates

Last updated: 2 December 2019

In line with the French Energy Transition for Green Growth Act in 2015 (Loi relative à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte, LTECV), 50% of government fleet renewals need to be BEVs or PHEVs, and local authorities are subject to the requirement of purchasing at least 20 % of low-carbon light duty vehicles (under 3.5 tons) when they renew or expand their fleet (when fleets comprise 20 or more vehicles).


For light duty vehicles, a revised Directive introduced in June 2019 sets a new minimum target of 31% of clean vehicles when renewing local government fleets, to be revised upwards from 2026 onwards.


In addition, local authorities who undertake "to install a charging point within 500 meters of the place of residence or work of all owners and users of electric vehicles who request it" will benefit from a subsidy of € 2,160 per charging point.

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