News Digest Item
06 Jul 2018

Berliners exhaust incentives for electric cargo bikes in a single day

Spiegel Online

While electric cars continue to face low sales despite government incentives, state premiums in Berlin for electric cargo bicycles triggered a flood of applications, Spiegel Online reports. The unexpected high demand for the increasingly popular utility bikes – more than 1,000 applications – depleted the 90,000-euro-budget allocated for individual users after a single day, according to Berlin’s Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection. The state government slated a total 200,000 euros for the program this year and is reviewing whether funds are still available for companies and community groups.

Read the article in German here and the press release in German here.

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