Paris Offers Subsidies To E-bike Buyers

Paris has long been known as the City of Light. But increasingly, it’s becoming the City of Bikes. The famous French city was at the forefront of the public bike movement with its successful and much-emulated velib program. Now, a subsidy for e-scooters has been extended to e-bikes as part of the city’s strategy to promote cycling for transportation. Parisians can get up to € 400 from the Paris Council when they buy an e-bike. And, unlike some of the North American cash-for-clunkers programs which quickly blew through their budgets, this French initiative currently has no end date or limit on how much will be spent for the program.