Definition of retrofitOne approach, three options
Retrofitting refers to the process of converting a thermal vehicle to a cleaner technology to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
The original engine block and its ancillary components (tanks, gearbox, catalytic converters) are removed and replaced by a more environmentally friendly drivetrain, in compliance with a specific regulatory framework. The technical and administrative provisions governing retrofitting were published in April 2020 in the Official Journal. It is therefore still a recent process with few credible solutions on the market.
There are two technological options:
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The vehicle, registered in France for more than five years, must be structurally sound (bodywork without corrosion, wiring harnesses in good condition, …) and meet the safety requirements required for a release on the road (see also the pages on regulations and homologation). A retrofit can be completed by :
Converting a vehicle brings several concrete and immediate ecological and economic benefits:
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