France to offer €2,500 e-bike subsidy to people who trade-in an old car
Reuters reports that the measure is an amendment to a draft climate bill that is currently passing through parliament.
The FUB says that if the scheme is adopted, France would become the first country in the world to offer people the chance to trade in a petrol or diesel vehicle for an e-bike.
Maybe there’s some fine detail in the FUB claim that we’re missing, but as far as we can tell, this is incorrect.
In November, we reported how Lithuania was extending a scheme that allows people to get 1000 euros for an old car to put towards an ebike.
At that point, the country had paid out 95 per cent of the €8m it originally allocated in May 2020 and a further €3m was being made available. It’s possible to get an e-scooter with the money too and it seems like that’s where most of the money has gone.
In a similar move, Transport Scotland's LEZ Mobility Fund will provide households within 20km of Scotland’s planned low emission zones with a grant of £2,000 to take polluting vehicles off the roads with e-bike incentives of up to £500 also made available for each adult in the household.
At I Cycle Electric we offer 0% finance (subject to status) across all of our electric bikes. To apply for finance you must be over the age of 18, work at least 16 hours a week, or be retired with an income...