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France is now offering a €4,000 e-bike subsidy to people who trade in their car

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Alex Bowden

Alex has been editor of ebiketips since 2021. He previously contributed news, reviews and more to road.cc and has also had a parallel (largely lapsed) career writing about cricket for various publications.

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1 year 6 months ago

Now that's the way forward - Shapps are you taking notes?

1 year 6 months ago

Coventry and the West Midlands have a similar (ish) scheme to trade in an old car for £3000 worth of credits for public transport, ebike hire, ebike purchase, etc.

Not quite as generous as the French scheme but at least some councils in the UK are exploring this idea.

https://www.wmca.org.uk/news/coventry-families-can-now-swap-their-old-banger-for-new-bikes-under-ground-breaking-mobility-credits-scheme/

UK government is still painfully slow with active travel, cycling and ebikes but always happy to get into excited about self driving cars and subsidised electric cars.