Carpooling bonus: how to benefit from the bonus of 100 euros?

modified: 2022-12-14 15:30:02

The government will introduce a carpooling bonus from January 1. This is an aid of 100 euros for drivers.

  Carpooling bonus: how to benefit from the bonus of 100 euros?

Drivers newly registered on carpooling platforms will benefit from a bonus of 100 euros . Here are the explanations on how to benefit from this carpooling bonus .

Carpooling bonus: conditions

It has been months since the French suffer from inflation . The government, to help them, has put in place several aids. Among these, the carpooling bonus which has just been added to the list. This is' a bonus of 100 euros for carpoolers . Are you among those eligible? How can you benefit ?

Our counterparts from La Dépêche du Midi summarize the conditions Thus :

  • Be newly registered on a carpooling site

In fact, you must first be registered on a daily carpooling platform (i.e. journeys of less than 80 km). We will pay you from the first trip 25 euros. Then, you will have an additional 75 euros if you make 9 journeys in the following three months .

  • Make three trips over a long distance

At the same time, motorists making three trips over a long distance will benefit from another cumulative bonus of 100 euros. It is the carpooling platforms that will pay them these minimum amounts . They will also fix the details. This carpooling bonus can also be paid to you in the form of vouchers .

Encourage carpooling

This national 'everyday carpooling' plan, the government launched it for encourage carpooling . This is an essential lever for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This carpooling bonus is also designed to encourage carpooling for the home-to-work journey.

D’ an amount of 100 euros , this plan is for drivers embarking on short-distance carpooling. And this, from January 1, 2023. In addition, this new government plan aims to reach 3 million trips per day by 2027 against 900,000 today. It also provides for various aids to individuals and to local authorities .

Carpooling platforms

In addition to the aforementioned conditions, having a driving license also is necessary according to the Service-Public website . Then he explains that you must make the journeys using a carpooling operator eligible. Here is a list of carpooling platforms that have indicated that they are implementing the carpooling bonus on January 1, 2023:

  • BlaBlaCar Daily
  • Coopgo
  • Ecov
  • the road to see you
  • Mobicoop
  • In wars
  • Klaxit
  • Instant

By the time the system comes into force, we will update this list . If you are a beginner, it is better to register on several platforms. So you can make comparisons and see which platform is with the most routes compatible with yours .

Be aware that once the first part of the bonus has been obtained, we will pay you the additional 75 euros only by carpooling on the same platform.

Have you benefited from fuel vouchers or gift cards in the last 3 years? Aid within the framework of the Energy Savings Certificates system at BlaBlaCar, Klaxit and Karos operators . If yes, you are not eligible for the carpooling bonus .

Prime covoiturage: a budget of 150 million euros

To encourage the practice of carpooling, some local authorities offer financial incentives to drivers and passengers. It's about :

  • Free carpooling or for a few months
  • A bonus that drivers receive for each person transported.

In 2023, the State will complete this financial aid on the basis of the principle 1 euro from the State for 1 euro from the community .

As said above, carpooling is an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions . This practice saves 6 kgCO² per trip. Currently, according to estimates, the share of carpooling in commuting is 3%. The budget for this national 'everyday carpooling' plan (2023-2027) will be 150 million euros .

Carpooling: what is it?

Carpooling is in fact the common use of a vehicle by a non-professional driver for the purpose of making a daily trip. With one or more passengers on board. This trip is initially originally planned by its owner . The Transport Code stipulates this in its article L.3132-1.

He should not be remunerated apart from the sharing of travel expenses. In other words, 1 euro cent per kilometer covered within the limit of 5 euros per passenger transported. In principle, this concerns a very short distance (up to 20 euros) and home-to-work travel, known as short-distance daily travel. This last spanning between 20 and 80 km .

Source : Ladepeche