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Aid for the purchase of a bicycle is increasing, who can benefit? (Illustrative photo: a cyclist in Paris in July 2020)
TRANSPORT – New boosts for bike shopping. State aid will be increased this Monday, August 15, with additional amounts for people with disabilities or those on low incomes, according to a decree published this Saturday in Official Newspaper.
“This aid is significant, necessary and reaffirms our commitmenttweeted on Sunday Christophe Béchu, Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion. Mobility is at the heart of our ecological project. » “Our goal is clear, all French people must be able to buy a bike and participate in the decarbonization of mobility.”he added.
With @BrunoLeMaire, @AgnesRunacher and @CBeaune we are increasing support for bike purchases. ✅150€: classic bike ✅4… https://t.co/gnyY4ipA4K
– Christophe Bechu (@ChristopheBechu)
The maximum premium for the purchase of an electric bicycle thus increases from 200 to 300 euros and is no longer dependent on the payment of a subsidy by a municipality. It is reserved for people whose tax revenue per unit is less than 13,489 euros.
Change for the conversion bonus
For people with disabilities and those whose reference tax income per share is less than or equal to 6,300 euros, the allowance can be up to 400 euros. The latter are also entitled to a higher subsidy for the purchase of a cargo bike, a folding bike or an electric bike trailer: the maximum bonus granted to them increases to 2,000 euros compared to 1,000 euros for the other beneficiaries.
For all other types of bikes, they are entitled to a subsidy of 40% of the purchase price, up to 150 euros. Finally, for people with disabilities or low-income earners who want to part with a polluting vehicle to buy an electric bike, the maximum amount of the conversion premium is increased to 3,000 euros, compared to 1,500 euros for other beneficiaries.
In a press release, the Ministry of Economy specifies that “these grants can be combined with each other and with any local grant” and will apply from August 15 to December 31, 2022. Also, the conversion premium will be accessible to several members of the same tax household from January 1, 2023.
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