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France continues to encourage alternative means of transport by granting environmental bonuses for their purchase. This national financial assistance will be extended until 2027.

For the purchase of a new or second-hand electric bicycle, the environmental bonus will amount to a maximum of 400 euros per bicycle, provided that the buyer’s income prerequisites are met.

When it comes to cargo bikes, electric bike trailers or bicycles adapted for people with disabilities, the maximum amount will be 2,000 euros, also subject to the resource requirement. Legal entities will be able to obtain financial assistance of up to 1,000 euros.

Furthermore, the amount of 3,000 euros will be available to those individuals who decide to replace their motor vehicle with a new or used electric bicycle. To clarify, this is possible if a person decides to write off their old motor vehicle.


Paris stands out in particular when it comes to encouraging citizens to switch to this type of transport by building a good cycling infrastructure. Paris is ahed of all the cities in France thanks to its wide grid of bicycle paths, shops and equipment, as well as almost 2,000 public rent-a-bicycle stations.

Incentives for more environmentally friendly vehicles are not the only measure France is implementing to reduce emissions. This country has introduced numerous measures since January 1st, including the Government allocating more funds to the Green Fund. These funds will be used, for example, for the purposes of school energy renovation projects. The plan is to renovate 2,000 schools by 2024 and 40,000 within 10 years.

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