The city of Paris offered up to 400 € to towards purchase of an e-bike. And this generated long waiting lists.
The financial assistance for the acquisition of electric bicycles proposed by the City of Paris is a victim of its success. Applications increased by 81% between 2016 and 2018, from 7511 in 2016 to 13,595 in 2018. A craze that generated long lines on the side of municipal services.
Some Parisians are waiting for the actual payment of this sum, capped at 400 € (33% of the price), since a few months. “This interest has resulted in an extension of processing time in 2018, recognizes the City of Paris.
A reorganization of the services took place at the end of the year 2018, making it possible to reduce the waiting time to less than 3 months now. It must be said that in the meantime, in February 2018, the government has stopped its € 200 aid boost.
Cargo bikes and certain scooters are eligible
Since October 2018, the perimeter of mobility aids of the city hall of Paris has extended to other types of vehicles, beyond e-bikes.
The bonus can be obtained (provided you are domiciled in Paris) for conversion kits, transforming a traditional bike into an electric bike, low-power electric scooters, and acquisition of electric or non-electric cargo bikes (up to 600 € for individuals and 1200 € for professionals).
Traditional electric scooters are still not eligible. All the files are to be deposited on-line via Paris.fr
This post was translated from French. The original version was published on Le Parisian. Photo credit – Le Parisian.