With the return of sunny days, why not fall for an electric bike? Auto-Moto helps you make your choice with its selection!
Today, and more than ever the bike has the wind in its sails. Between those who no longer wish to depend on public transport, those who have had enough of traffic jams to get to work or even those who want to do a little more activity, many have already succumbed to the charm of this mode of transport. A success that should not stop anytime soon, as most large cities now encourage this practice, by creating new cycle paths and other dedicated facilities. In addition, the return of good weather is an additional pretext to get started, as are the various bonuses granted by the government and certain communities.
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Today, many players have embarked on this increasingly promising segment, while the followers of the “velotaf” have multiplied in a few years. In fact, around two in five French people have decided to cycle every day to get to their place of work, in particular to no longer be dependent on hazards such as traffic jams and train delays. While many have opted for a standard muscle-powered bike, ideal for working the thighs, there is also a slightly more comfortable alternative for novices: the electric bicycle. Today very widespread, these allow you to enjoy the advantages of two-wheelers without getting too tired, especially if you live in a hilly area. Very practical, these bikes are however a little more expensive than the standard models, with prices starting from 700 € for the cheapest.
Numerous purchasing aids
As for electric cars, the government has also set up an ecological bonus system to encourage the purchase of an electric bicycle. To benefit from this aid, which combined with the bonus granted by the local authority, must not exceed € 200 or 20% of the price of the bike, you must be of legal age and reside in France. In addition, your reference tax income per share for the year preceding the purchase of the bike must be less than € 13,489. In addition, many communities also offer financial aid, such as Île-de-France, which offers up to € 500, or a maximum of 50% of the price of the bicycle. A generous boost, imitated by Lyon, which offers a subsidy of € 500 for all electric bikes purchased between March 17 and December 31, 2020.
Do not hesitate to inquire with your local authority in order to know precisely the advantages offered.
A growing market
Over the years, the electric bicycle has grown considerably, with an increasingly large offer, thus meeting all needs and desires. A true generalist reference, the Decathlon Rockrider e-ST 900 is versatile for walking and hiking, offering more than sufficient performance for most amateur cyclists. Whether it is a Mountain biking, a VTC or a model rather intended to get you to work every day with optimal comfort, it will be difficult not to find your happiness among the plethora of offers. And good news, French companies are also getting involved, whether it’s Le Vélo Mad or Mustache Bikes. Not to mention Peugeot, which now offers a wide range of electrically assisted models, including leeLC01, which then embodies the entry level.
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