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Besançon: 200 euros for electric bikes and 400 euros for electric cargo bikes.The agglomeration is launching purchasing assistance for the VAE

The Grand Besançon announced this Tuesday, December 21, the implementation of purchase assistance for individuals from the agglomeration who will buy an electric bike or a new electric assistance bike.

Good news for the inhabitants of the Grand Besançon who thought about the purchase of an electric bike (VAE).This Tuesday, December 21, the agglomeration has just announced in a press release the implementation of purchase assistance for bikes and electric cargo bikes.

As of January 1, 2022, the inhabitants of Grand Besançon who will buy a new bike or electric cargo bike will be able to submit a file on the agglomeration website, to benefit from a help of 200 euros for a bike and 400 euros forAn electric cargo bike.To benefit from it, it will be necessary to meet these criteria: to be major, to be domiciled in a commune in Grand Besançon and to have a tax income of reference less than or equal to 19.665 euros per share.The bought VAE must imperatively be new, and meet standards described in the file which will be available on the agglomeration website in "my procedures".

This great Besançon aid will also apply for helping the purchase of the government: the "bonus bike".This additional aid, which is only granted when the local authority where we live offers and we granted one, will be in this situation of 200 euros, the maximum amount possible."The State grants assistance in the purchase of an electric bike," confirms Marie Zehaf, vice-president of the Grand Besançon delegated to transport, mobility and parking, "but which is conditioned that the local community in chargemobility in a ”."This is why we chose to put this help in place," she explains.

Besançon : 200 euros pour les vélos électriques et 400 euros pour les vélos cargos électriques. L'agglomération lance une aide à l'achat pour les VAE

Unlike assistance in the purchase of the agglomeration, the government's bike bonus is reserved for the most modest households: to benefit from it, the reference tax income must be equal to or less than 13.489 euros per tax share.In total, the inhabitants of the biggest Besançon the most modest will therefore be able to benefit from aid of up to 400 euros for an electric bike, and 600 euros for an electric cargo bike.

The success of the rental of electric bikes

Another element encouraged the agglomeration to create this subsidy: the success of the Ginko electric bike rental offer.The Régie responsible for public transport offers to rent VAEs for advantageous rates, 120 euros for 12 months for its subscribers, 240 euros per year for the others."It works very, very good" rejoices Marie Zehaf.Since the launch of the system in 2019, the fleet has been permanently rented.The waiting list to obtain one must regularly be closed."We try to avoid people register and be disappointed to have to wait too long".

"We currently have nearly 500 rental bikes, we will acquire 300 next year" adds Marie Zéhaf."They allow you to test the VAEs, to see if it suits us".Because the rental of VAE GINKO is limited to 12 months.Then users are invited to invest.

The agglomeration therefore hopes that your assistance in purchase will convince new residents to take the plunge and prefer an electric bike to the car."We don't know how many requests we will have" admits Marie Zéhaf.For the moment, the local authority has provisioned 70.000 euros of annual budget for this new aid, initially for two years.A budget that is not a ceiling, the elected official says that he can be reassessed if the success is there.

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