rhyde with Madrid.

rhyde with Madrid. 

January 20, 2022


We love Madrid. It's no secret, this is where we made our home. We love the sun, the food, the people. rhyde is proudly Madrileño. But you know what? We think Madrid might love us too. They definitely love sustainable means of urban mobility, and that's kinda what we are all about. How do we know this? Because Madrid will literally pay you to buy yourself a Personal Electric Vehicle.

Let´s get into it.

Las Ayudas de la Comunidad de Madrid para la Compra de Bicicletas, Patinetes y Motos Eléctricas (The Aid of the Community of Madrid for the Purchase of Bicycles, Scooters and Electric Motorcycles) are now available. The objective of this plan is to promote sustainable mobility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. And remember, buying a rhyde-refurbished scooter offsets the damage it would take nine trees to filter.

This grant has a total budget of 2 million euros, which will be used to help users who want to buy bicycles, scooters or motorcycles that do not pollute. The program ends on December 31, 2023.

The grants will cover up to 50% of the purchase price. The maximum aid established for natural persons are the following, according to each specific case:

Scooters: 150 euros

Motorcycles: 1000 euros

Mopeds: 700 euros

Bicycles: 600 euros, as long as the power of the electric bicycle is equal to or less than 250 W

In addition, the self-employed and small businesses that have at least 10 employees and whose business volume does not exceed 2 million euros may request up to 5 of these grants, as long as they are registered in the economic activities tax in the territory of the Community of Madrid.

Individuals will only have access to help with one purchase.

Sounds genial! How do I apply?

The main requirement that you must meet is to be of legal age and resident in one of the municipalities of the Community of Madrid. You also have to be up to date with your payment obligations with the Tax Agency.

If you meet these conditions, you only have to access the application form offered by the Community of Madrid. In this document you will have to enter your personal information, that is, name and surname, ID, postal address, email and telephone number.

Then, you have to select the type of grant you want: electric bicycle, electric scooter, moped or motorcycle. In addition, you must authorize the Community of Madrid to consult your tax data and to verify that you are up to date with payments with the Treasury. Otherwise, you will have to present the required documentation yourself.

Finally, you have to include the IBAN of your bank account and sign the document.

To do this process online you need to be in possession of an electronic DNI or digital certificate. If this is not the case, you can carry out this process in person at the Registration Assistance Offices of the Community of Madrid. Click here to make an appointment.

The maximum period of resolution and notification is 6 months from the request. The payment will be made in a single payment to the account you have provided.

Are you based in Madrid? Have you been eyeing anything in our catalogue? Of course you have, we sell fairly-priced and impeccably refurbished sustainable stalks of fun.

Order now, and let the city cover half the bill. It's only the right thing to do!

"Because Madrid will literally pay you to buy yourself a Personal Electric Vehicle."

About rhyde

rhyde is the most environmentally friendly way to move around. 

Click here to learn more about what we do.