France will be offering its residents €2,500 ($2,975) to trade their old car and get an electric bicycle. Lawmakers in France have approved the measure in a preliminary vote. France would be the first nation in the world to give money in exchange for old cars, as the Next Web details:
The French Federation of Bicycle Users claims that if France does go ahead with the scheme, it would be the first nation in the world to give people money for old cars to put towards new electric bicycles, Reuters reports.
However, the organization must be leaving out crucial details as to how it reached that conclusion as there have been other similar schemes.
For example, as Martti Tulenheimo, chief specialist at the Finnish Cyclists‘ Federation points out, Finland has a similar rebate which citizens have used to fund more than 2,000 ebikes, 1,000 new low emission cars, and 100 public transport tickets.
Image via wikimedia commons