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Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes, according to a press release. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive up to €600 ($744). The city will also offer €600 for residents who get rid of their personal cars, and a €50 credit to any license-holding resident hoping to join the city's bike-share program. notes the subsidies were introduced after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called on...

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Not only are electric bike sales on the increase in the UK, a new report states that sales are estimated to double in Norway this year. What contributes to the success is a subsidy scheme offered by the Oslo city council for residents that buy an e-bike. While non-electric bike sales have remained fairly static, e-bike sales have doubled to 40,000 bikes in 2016, giving them 10% of the overall share. Most electric bikes sold in Norway went for about NOK 20,000 (€2,200), which would tally with the price of crank drive motor manufacturers like Bosch. Throw in that €550...

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