Since January 1, 2024, the French government's Plan Vélo, already in force and with an investment of 2 billion euros over the period 2023-2027, has undergone some adjustments.
Among the significant changes, purchase incentives now include used bikes sold by professionals.
All other aids, whether for muscle bikes or electric bikes (VAE), remain unchanged.
the bicycle plan
Officially unveiled in May 2023, the Bicycle Plan aims to focus its efforts on three major areas: the development of cycling infrastructure, the promotion of cycling-related training, and the maintenance, or even reinforcement, of purchase incentives for muscle and electric bikes. For the latter, the emphasis is on financial support for households and businesses to facilitate the acquisition of these means of transport.
A major change concerns the inclusion of second-hand bicycles among the recipients of subsidies. From January 1, 2024, second-hand bicycles, previously excluded from any subsidy, will be included in the subsidy scheme. This decision, in line with the commitments made when the Bicycle Plan was launched, extends until the end of the plan in 2027. However, it is important to note that only used bikes sold by professionals are eligible. Transactions between private individuals are not covered, and each beneficiary can claim only one premium.
Les Primes à l'achat de vélos cargo électriques
For the moment, the French government has not specified the specific amount of aid for used cargo bikes. It remains to be seen whether they will be subject to the same rules and amounts as other e-trikes already eligible.
For an overview of the various government subsidies available for the purchase of cargo bikes, please consult our dedicated page..
All grants represent 40% of the acquisition cost, and the amount of the grant varies according to the type of motorization and the price of the e-trike, but can be as much as 1,000€ for professionals.
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