CARGO BIKE PROMOTIONS AND PURCHASE BONUSES
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Get your bike subsidized now! The funding amount and conditions vary between municipalities and (federal) states. We have therefore compiled a helpful overview for you*.
For some funding programs, the payload of the bike is decisive. It is calculated as follows:
Permissible total weight = maximum allowed sum of weights of bike + rider + attachments + luggage
TYPES OF CARGO BIKE
LONG JOHN / FRONTLOADER
Rider in the back, load in the front
A classic transport bike which has a long tradition. Particularly suitable for heavy loads, a Long John rider sits behind the loading area and always has his load in view.
|Weight||about 40kg +|
|Payload||Total load incl. driver usually starting at 200 kg|
|Range of application||passenger transport, shopping, bulky transport goods, heavy goods, transport for businesses|
|Advantages||large load capacity, low center of gravity, easy loading and unloading, usually with stable transport box, rain cover usually available, legally still a bicycle|
|Disadvantages||heavy wheels with large turning circle, needs a larger storage space|
BAKERY BIKE (Bäckerrad) / POSTBIKE
Regular bike with front & rear carrier
A bakery bike is not necessarily recognized as a cargo bike at first glance, but you quickly realize that the sturdy frame with the rear and front carrier offers two loading areas. Due to the division, a Bakery Bike is rather intended for small to medium goods.
|Weight||about 30 kg +|
|Payload||Total load incl. driver usually approx. 140kg|
|Range of use||Everyday errands, transport of smaller pieces of luggage, possibly children on the rear rack|
|Advantages||lower entry price, simple and robust technology, dimensions usually correspond to a regular bike|
|Disadvantages||high center of gravity, tilts easily, irritations with the front carrier when cornering|
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS:
The following pages illustrate very well which possibilities exist for private persons as well as commercial customers to receive subsidies in different municipalities.
All information without guarantee! Please always inform yourself directly at the local, responsible authorities! No warranty for correctness of information!