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Parisian Ebike Purchasers Continue to Receive Subsidies

Parisian Ebike Purchasers Continue to Receive Subsidies

PARIS, France – The Paris Council voted to extend the existing subsidy on the purchase of e-Scooters by including e-Bikes.

The subsidy amounts up to 25% of the purchase price, with a maximum amount of € 400. It applies to all Parisians, whiles the period as well as the budget, is not limited.

The promotion of cycling is one of the major targets of the City of Paris. Hundreds of kilometers of bike paths have been, or are in the process of being, paved.

See the complete article at Bike Europe.

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London: The Electric Vehicle Capital

London: The Electric Vehicle Capital

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, told the London assembly on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 that a working group has been set up to look at electric vehicles , similar to one the city of Paris used for its bike hire scheme (which has recently been revealed to be undergoing considerable growing pains, as many bikes in the scheme have been stolen or vandalized.).

The mayor said he wanted the city to spearhead the revolution in electric cars and electric bikes. He pointed out his environment chief was already “on the case”, and that the issue was also being considered by the electric vehicle working group.

“I think we should be making London the electric capital of Europe, and that’s why we are going to be greatly expanding our support for charging points around London.

“We have been talking to manufacturers about the possibility about switching to, or indeed creating, electric vehicles in this city.”

The Greater London Authority has a fleet of 8,000 vehicles. Johnson wants at least half of them replaced with electrical vehicles as oon as possible.

However, he warned that considerable sums were necessary in order to invest in a technology that is “almost there … but not quite”.

“I want to see real progress towards us identifying London as the electric capital by June, but we have to be clear this is something we can’t do without government assistance and we have to do it jointly with central government, ” he said.

Source: The Guardian

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