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Paris to subsidise electric and cargo bike purchases by up to €600

The capital city of France is to offer its citizens a series of subsidy measures to further encourage active travel.

Measures put before the Paris Council at the tail end of last year have now resulted in financial aid availability on the following purchases:

For individuals: Up to € 400 for the purchase of an electric bike, one per person. Application here.

For Individuals: Up to € 600 for the purchase of a cargo bike (electric or not), per person. Application here.

For Individuals: Up to 400 € for the purchase of an electric assistance device to equip a bike, per person. Application here.

Further to the bike subsidies, incentives are offered for those abandoning their personal cars, again to the tune of €600.

New drivers seeking to obtain their driving licence are to be offered a €50 credit on the Vélib hire bike subscription.

Professional workers and SMEs with up to 50 staff are also offered assistance in changing transport habits. These include:

Professionals: Up to € 400 for the purchase or rental of an electric bicycle.

Professionals: Up to € 600 for the purchase or rental of a cargo bike with electric assistance or not.

Professionals: Up to € 400 for an electric assistance device to turn a bike into an electric bike.

Applications for professional users can now be found here.

The city’s primary focus is to ease congestion and quickly lower pollution levels, which, like in the UK, has seen citizens begin to take legal action over breached limits.

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