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Understanding Electric Scooter Subsidies: How Much Can You Save?

With the rise in popularity of electric scooters as a sustainable and convenient mode of transportation, many governments around the world are offering subsidies to encourage their adoption. The amount of subsidy available varies depending on the country, state, or city, as well as the specific policies in place. In this article, we'll explore the various electric scooter subsidies and provide examples of how much you can save.

United States

In the U.S., subsidies for electric scooters typically come in the form of rebates or tax credits. These incentives are aimed at both consumers and manufacturers to drive the shift towards electric mobility.

One popular incentive program is the federal tax credit, which allows consumers to claim a credit of 10% of the cost of the electric scooter, up to a maximum of $2,500. This can lead to substantial savings, particularly for more expensive models.

Additionally, several states and cities offer their own incentive programs, further increasing the potential savings for electric scooter buyers. For example, California residents can take advantage of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, which provides rebates of up to $2,000 for eligible electric scooters depending on the scooter’s battery capacity.


European countries also promote the use of electric scooters through various subsidies and incentives. For instance, in France, the Bonus Ecologique program offers a 27% rebate on the cost of the scooter (up to €900), depending on the model and battery capacity. This incentive aims to make electric scooters even more affordable and accessible to the general population.

Similarly, the UK offers the Plug-in Grant scheme, which can provide electric scooter buyers with a maximum grant of £1,500 or 20% of the scooter’s price, whichever is lower.


In India, the government has implemented the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme to encourage electric vehicle adoption. Under this scheme, electric scooter buyers are eligible for a subsidy of up to ₹25,000, depending on the scooter’s battery capacity and model. This subsidy is automatically deducted from the final price of the scooter when purchasing from an authorized dealership.

Considering that electric scooters are already relatively affordable compared to conventional vehicles, subsidies like these can make them an even more attractive option for urban commuters seeking a sustainable and cost-effective mode of transportation.


The amount of subsidy available for electric scooters varies greatly depending on the country, state, or city, as well as the specific policies in place. However, with the growing global push towards sustainable transportation, subsidies and incentives are becoming increasingly common, making electric scooters a more affordable choice for many consumers. Before purchasing an electric scooter, it's important to research the incentives available in your area, as well as any additional requirements or restrictions that may apply.

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