Cargo bike conveyor

Would you like to purchase cargo bikes to transport items in an environmentally friendly, fast and without traffic jams? Under certain conditions, you can receive a subsidy amount for the purchase.

The state of Lower Saxony promotes the purchase of cargo bikes, both with and without electric drive for self-use, as well as for the creation of free rental offers.

The expansion of bicycle-based freight transport with private cargo bikes is intended to contribute to improving the quality of life, living and the environment through the use of climate-friendly means of transport, reducing emissions of air pollutants and strengthening innovative applications in the transport sector.

Cargo bikes are well suited for inner-city transport.

The grant is granted as a non-repayable grant in the form of fixed-amount financing for project funding.

The subsidy is 400 EUR per cargo bike, 800 EUR per e-cargo bike or cargo S-Pedelec.

  • The application is made electronically via the NBank customer portal.
  • In addition, the funding application must be signed and sent to the NBank by post within four weeks of electronic transmission.

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

Related Links

  • Cargo bikes Lower Saxony/Funding programmes

Preconditions

Commercial enterprises and companies are only entitled to apply within the framework of a free rental system if the municipality concerned in Lower Saxony confirms that the measure is part of a municipal mobility concept.

The grant recipient undertakes to use the object of the grant itself for at least three years and not to sell it before the expiry of this period or to make the cargo bike available for at least three years as part of a loan.

Within the required three-year holding period, the sticker sent with the permit must be affixed visibly to the purchased cargo bike.

For private individuals, the subsidy is limited to a maximum of one cargo bike per household. In the case of procurement for rental providers, the subsidy is limited to a maximum of ten cargo bikes per natural or legal person.

In the case of local authorities, at least three cargo bikes must be applied for per grant.

Hints

Here you will find further information:

  • Promotion of cargo bikes Lower Saxony

Directive on the granting of grants to promote the distribution of cargo bikes (Directive Lastenr├Ąder Niedersachsen) of 5.8.2021; last modified by RdErl. of 14.12.2021.

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  • Directive on the granting of grants to promote the dissemination of cargo bikes
  1. The application is made electronically via the NBank customer portal.
  2. In addition, the funding application must be signed and sent to the NBank by post within four weeks of electronic transmission. The application must be submitted to the customer portal by 31.12.2023 at the latest and must be submitted in writing in the original.
  3. The implementation of the measure may only be started after receipt of a grant notice.
  4. The approval period ends no later than nine months after the funding decision has been issued.
  5. Within three months of the end of the approval period, the proof of use must be submitted to the NBank.
  6. The payment is made according to the refund principle. Upon presentation of the proof of use, a numerical proof (including presentation of the invoice receipt and the proof of payment) must be kept.
  7. Traders and companies must submit three comparative offers or document that they
  8. have requested three offers.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

Last update or date of publication
04.07.2022