Last Updated October 19, 2023
Electric Bike Rebates and Tax Credits
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Latest Rebates and Tax Credits - Germany
There is a subsidy of 500 euros for the purchase of a cargo bike. The subsidy per cargo pedelec amounts to 1,500 euros. Up to five cargo bikes or cargo pedelecs per year are eligible for funding per applicant.
Erlangen subsidies will cover 30% of the cost up to €900
The Sustainable Mobility Funding Program offers subsidies for cargo bikes, cargo and child trailers, S-pedelecs, and electric scooters.
The city of Heidelberg in Germany supports various environmentally-friendly mobility programs including a grant program that supports the installation of private charging stations and public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, as well as alternative propulsion systems and fuels. Since August 1, 2022, the e-taxi promotion compensates taxi companies in Heidelberg for additional operating costs when using electric vehicles (battery-electric or fuel cell vehicles).
The city of Hesse is providing funding for Cargo Bikes. The funds provided in 2022 ran out quickly, however, another round of funding will be available in 2023, and more information regarding funding can be found in the guidelines for funding.
Promotion of cargo bicycles, cargo pedelecs, bicycle trailers, cargo trailers, and therapy bicycles in Erlangen. The 2022 promotion program has expired and a continuation in 2023 is planned with the start date to be announced in a timely manner.
The program provides a subsidy of up to €2,500 for the purchase or lease of a new electric cargo bike or electric cargo trailer. The vehicle must be used for commercial, charitable, community, or municipal purposes for at least three years, and a maximum of 100 vehicles can be funded during the program period. The funding amounts to 25% of the eligible purchase cost, but not more than €2,500. The program is commissioned by the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg. However, no information is provided on ebike rebates or subsidies beyond this program, which only applies in Baden-Württemberg.
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia supports the acquisition (purchase) of cargo bikes and electric cargo bikes with a payload of at least 70 kg with applicants including natural persons working as freelancers, sole traders, public and private legal entities, and partnerships. The funding for non-electric cargo bikes is a flat rate of €500. The funding for electric cargo bikes varies depending on the eligible applicants, but the maximum funding amount is €4,200 with a maximum of five cargo bikes per year. Additionally, the federal government supports the acquisition of e-cargo bikes and cargo trailers with electric drive support for cargo transport with funding up to 25 percent of the expenses for the acquisition and a maximum of €2,500 per e-cargo bike or cargo bike trailer with e-drive for eligible applicants which include private companies, municipal companies, municipalities, corporations, institutions under public law, and incorporated associations and organizations.
Bicycle-bound goods transport in industry, commerce, services, and municipalities is eligible for funding under the Federal Funding Guideline "E-Lastenfahrrad-Richtlinie." Private individuals and companies in Thuringia receive a grant for the purchase of cargo bikes with grants of up to 40 percent. Currently, the funds for the Cargobike Invest funding program have run out, and applications are not possible.
The Gemeinde Aschheim is offering a subsidy program for the purchase of new pedelecs, lastenräder, lastenpedelecs, and bicycles to encourage people to avoid using cars for short trips. The program is open to local businesses, organizations, and individuals with a primary residence in Aschheim. The subsidy amount is 20% of the eligible costs, up to a maximum of €200 for a bicycle, €500 for a pedelec, lastenrad, or s-pedelec, and €800 for a lastenpedelec. The program is in effect from August 1, 2022, and applications can be submitted before or after the purchase of the bike. The subsidy is subject to a two-year restriction on resale, and the program is subject to the availability of funds.
The Landkreis Bamberg is offering a funding program for the purchase of battery-operated electric vehicles, including electric scooters, S-pedelecs, cargo pedelecs, and bike trailers. The program aims to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable mobility solutions and reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions. The funding amount is 25% of the net cost, up to a maximum of €300 per vehicle or trailer. The program is available to private individuals with a main residence in the Landkreis Bamberg, and the vehicles must be new and solely battery-operated. The
The city of Bietigheim-Bissingen is offering a one-time subsidy for the purchase of environmentally friendly and sustainable transportation options, specifically electric-assisted cargo bikes, muscle-powered cargo bikes, and bike trailers. The subsidy is available to households with a minimum load capacity of 40 kg, a minimum wheelbase of 130 cm, and a minimum transport volume of 140 liters for cargo bikes, and a minimum load capacity of 30 kg and a minimum transport volume of 30 liters for trailers. The subsidy is only available to natural persons with a primary residence in Bietigheim-Bissingen, and the maximum subsidy amount is 30% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of €1,000 for electric cargo bikes and €300 for muscle-powered cargo bikes or €100 for trailers. Each household is only eligible for one subsidy.
Residents, registered associations, foundations, cooperatives, public law corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and self-employed persons with a residence or office in the city of Fürth are eligible to apply for a subsidy of up to 1000 euros for the purchase of cargo bikes. The subsidy can be applied for online under "eService" in the right-hand column. The funding for private cargo bikes is currently exhausted. Companies and businesses must provide a declaration for classification as a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME criteria). Guidelines and application forms are available for both private and commercial cargo bikes.
The city council of Kleeblattstadt has decided to subsidize the purchase of cargo bikes with up to 1000 euros for eligible applicants which include private individuals, registered associations, foundations, cooperatives, public corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and freelancers with a residence or business address in the Fürth city area. However, the funding for private cargo bikes is currently exhausted. Interested applicants can apply for the subsidy online under "eService". The complete funding guidelines can be found under "Information Sheet".
Heidelberg offers several funding programs to support environmentally friendly mobility, including the e-taxi funding program that compensates taxi companies for the additional costs of operating electric vehicles. The funding program also promotes the transition to public transportation, cycling, and alternative drives and fuels, and supports the installation of private and public charging stations for electric vehicles. Additionally, individuals can receive bonuses for decommissioning a passenger car in connection with the purchase of a cargo bike or bicycle, as well as for the purchase of fuel cell vehicles or the installation of a private charging station.
The ebike incentive in this pdf is available to businesses and individuals with first residence in Grünwald. It provides a subsidy for the purchase of pedelecs, cargo bikes, pedelec cargo bikes, and bike trailers. The subsidy is not available to housing construction companies or developers, and the amount of the subsidy is not specified.
The city of Gunzenhausen has a voluntary program to financially support the purchase of electric cargo bikes and trailers for residents and certain organizations within the city limits. The program aims to increase the use of bicycles for transportation and reduce the need for cars. The supported vehicles must have a minimum load capacity of 40 kg and be used for at least 36 months after purchase. The program provides a 25% subsidy for the purchase price, up to a maximum of 2,000 ř for cargo bikes and 250 ř for cargo trailers. Only one vehicle per applicant can be subsidized within a three-year period, and the applicant must apply before purchasing the vehicle. If the vehicle is sold before the end of the 36-month period, the subsidy must be repaid for the remaining months. The program is not available to government agencies or businesses that manufacture or sell bicycles or related components.
The city of Günzburg provides up to 500 euros in subsidies for the purchase of cargo bikes. A purchase premium for cargo bikes is intended to encourage people to switch to cycling in their everyday lives. The City of Günzburg will cover 20 percent of the net acquisition cost, but no more than 500 euros for electric cargo bikes and no more than 250 euros for muscle-powered cargo bikes. The subsidized cargo bike may not be permanently passed on or sold to others in the three years following the purchase. The guideline stipulates an eight-week period from the date of receipt of the decision to make the purchase.
The city of Hallstadt is offering a subsidy program for the purchase of new cargo bikes and electric cargo bikes with a minimum load capacity of 40 kg. The program aims to increase the use of bicycles for commercial and private transportation in the city. The subsidy is available to individuals with a primary residence in Hallstadt, as well as businesses, non-profit organizations, and public institutions located in the city. The subsidy amount is 25% of the net purchase price, up to a maximum of €500 for non-electric cargo bikes and €1,000 for electric cargo bikes. The program starts on November 1, 2020, and the funded vehicles must be used for commercial, non-profit, or private purposes in Hallstadt for a minimum of 24 months.
The city of Günzburg provides up to 500 euros in subsidies for the purchase of cargo bikes. The city will cover 20 percent of the net acquisition costs, up to a maximum of 500 euros for electric cargo bikes and up to a maximum of 250 euros for purely muscle-powered cargo bikes. A total of 10,000 euros funding is available in 2021, and a primary residence in Günzburg is required for funding. Signed applications can be submitted to the town hall in the Agenda and Climate Office, Room 14, or downloaded from the website.
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