The government is stepping up the pace to convince the French to switch to electric bikes. Reducing Co2 emissions is becoming urgent. A few weeks ago, we learned that the bonus dedicated to the purchase of an electrically assisted bicycle was doubled. But in addition, there is also the premium for electric bike conversion, which further boosts state aid and greatly or even completely reduces the cost of an electric bike.
As 2023 approaches, the situation will remain very favorable for the purchase of an electric bicycle thanks to a conversion bonus extended for one year. If you scrap your old thermal car to ride an electric bike at the start of the school year, you could be rewarded. And touch up to 4000 euros.
Premium for electric bike conversion in 2023
If the ecological bonus for the purchase of an electric bike has been more substantial since last week, the conversion bonus is also affected. It was to end on December 31, 2022 but has just been extended by one year. If you want to get rid of your old car (petrol or diesel) for good to explore the roads of your city on an electric bike, that’s good. In effect, you can receive up to 4000 euros. A tidy sum for anyone who wants to make an effort for the planet… And spend less time in traffic jams in the morning.
To receive the highest amount of this conversion bonus, there are, of course, conditions to be met. Thus, this concerns people with a low income or with a disability. It is possible to receive up to 40% of the acquisition cost, within the limit of 3000 euros. If you work or live in an urban low-emission zone (ZFE), you can benefit from an additional aid of 1000 euros. In total, you can benefit from a conversion bonus of 4000 euros. Whether you give up on a diesel or gasoline vehicle.
If you enjoy a more comfortable income, the conversion bonus is not bad. Indeed, you can receive up to 40% of the acquisition cost within the limit of 1500 euros. With the possibility of recovering 1000 euros if you work or live in a ZFE. Finally, you can receive 2500 euros if you part with your car.
Which cars are affected?
However, your vehicle, too, needs to tick a few boxes. It must be an old car, first registered before January 2006, owned by you for at least a year, not pledged. In short, a jalopy good for the breakage. Also, your next purchase must meet a few conditions. Your e-bike can be new or used. Purchased or rented (under a contract of two years or more). But in any case, it must have a unique identifier written on the frame and not use a lead-acid battery.
So now is the perfect time to get yourself an electric bike and say goodbye to your old polluting car. After purchasing your VAE, you have six months to apply for this aid. Finally, note that you can combine this conversion bonus with the ecological bonus. So you have every reason to crack.