A road trip in an electric car
During the recent Easter holidays, Sophie and Marc chose to travel by train and electric car, taking advantage of the Avis benefit on their Visa Premier card…
Sophie and Marc have become increasingly aware of their impact on the planet for nearly a year now. You may remember that when they bought their house and wanted to start renovating it a few months later, they went to their advisor at the bank to figure out the best way to go about it. As a result, they learned about the subsidies they were eligible for and ultimately were able to do more renovations than expected because of the funds they got.
Sophie vaguely remembered that in that meeting, her advisor told her that he could help her not only with building/renovating her home, but also with mobility and renewable energies.
The bank Sophie and Marc go to offers a free tool, now accessible online, that can tell them if they are eligible for a subsidy for their new (electric!) car or not.
You know Sophie—she simply can’t wait for Marc to get home to start filling in the subsidy simulator fields online. When she finishes, she gets her answer:
Fantastic, and the icing on the cake? In addition to this great news, the tool even indicates her CO² savings over one year.
She will save 2,079t Co2/year on her carbon footprint in an electric car compared to a car with an internal combustion engine. She’ll even save EUR 144,00 on her carbon tax until 2023. Sophie is thrilled!
Sophie loves a good deal, so she makes an appointment right away online with her advisor to find out more about the subsidy she is eligible for.
Her advisor, who had already done the same thing with her and Marc when they renovated their house, tells her exactly what she needs to do to get her subsidy, such as documents to submit, who to submit them to and deadlines. That's handy, isn’t it?
While she's at it, Sophie takes the opportunity to find out about financing her vehicle. She has enough put away to pay for her car outright, but she still wants to find out what the terms would be for a loan.
Why didn’t she think of it sooner? Right now the “Autofestival” is happening, so it's the perfect time to take out a personal loan with an attractive rate. She thinks about it for a few minutes, and then, grinning from ear to ear, she tells her advisor, "I'd like to take out a personal loan!"
Now all Sophie has to do is go to the dealership to sign the contract for her new all-electric vehicle. She's wanted one for so long!