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Bicycle Bonus

Verified 09 mai 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You buy a bicycle and want to know if you are eligible for financial assistance? You may, subject to ecological bonus to purchase a power-assisted bicycle, a bicycle electric traileror cargo bike. We tell you the rules to know: what conditions must be met, what amount, how to apply?

Electric assisted bicycle (VAE)

To qualify for assistance, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Major
  • Resident in France
  • Your reference tax income per share of the year preceding the purchase of the bicycle is less than or equal to €13,489

The power-assisted bicycle bonus (EVA) can be granted to you only if you have received assistance from territorial (City Hall for example) for the same bicycle.

These 2 aids cumulative.

The aid shall be paid not more than once per person.

The bike must meet the following conditions:

  • Be nine
  • Have a battery unleaded
  • Have an auxiliary electric motor with a maximum continuous rated power of 0.25 kilowatt. Engine power must be reduced and then interrupted when the vehicle reaches a speed of 25 km/h, or earlier if you stop pedalling.
  • Have a unique identifier on frame

You not sell the bicycle within one year of purchase.

The amount of State aid is the same as the amount of aid granted by the local authority for the purchase of your bicycle up to €200.

This means that, in all cases, State aid shall not exceed €200.

Example :

If the bicycle amount is €1200 and the assistance of the territorial community is €300, State aid will be €200.

The request is made online.

Application for the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus (car, van, 2 or 3 motorised wheels, electric quadricycle, power assisted bicycle)

Ministry of Environment

Online service to apply for an ecological bonus and/or conversion bonus.

  Warning : the request for assistance must be made to the SPA DR. by within 6 months of the date of invoice of the bicycle.

Cargo bike and electric trailer for bicycles

To qualify for assistance, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Major
  • Resident in France
  • Have a reference tax income per share less than or equal to €13,489 year before purchase
  • Buy a freighter bike or an electric bike trailer between 26 July 2021 and 31 December 2022
  • Do not sell the cargo bike or electric trailer within one year of purchase

The aid shall be paid to the maximum once per person.

  FYI : a legal person established in France can also benefit from the bonus until 31 December 2022 for a cargo bike or an electric trailer.

The cargo bike can be power or non-power.

The cargo bike or electric trailer must have a unique identifier on frame

The amount of the aid shall be 40 % of the purchase price up to €1000.

The request is made online.

Application for the ecological bonus and the conversion bonus (car, van, 2 or 3 motorised wheels, electric quadricycle, power assisted bicycle)

Ministry of Environment

Online service to apply for an ecological bonus and/or conversion bonus.

  Warning : the request for aid must be made no later than 6 months after the date of invoicing cargo bicycle or electric trailer.