France plans subsidy for packages delivered by cargo bike – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton 7 May, 2021
The French Ministry of Ecologial Transition has announced plans to create a subsidy for packages delivered by cargo bike.
The proposals, which could become active by June of this year, are set to provide up to two euros per package for the first 500,000 in the inaugural year, then up to €1.30 for 1.5 million packages in year 2, and €0.6 for 3 million packages in the third year. These funds will be paid to those providing the delivery service.
Funded by France’s CEE energy saving certificates scheme, the subsidy will support the shift away from van-based delivery toward cargo bikes with the three year financial assistance. Thus far, four test cities are to enjoy the benefit; Angers Loire; Greater Reims; Paris-Est-Marne et Bois and the Grenoble-Alpes.