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Unreasonably expensive electric bicycles slipped through the system

the Interest in buying a subsidized bikes have been great. The environmental protection agency has by now paid out 97 000 premier, thus contribution, to the electric tvåhjulingarna.

But it has not been problem-free. First, it became known that a number of cases of suspected benefit fraud was discovered, which TT have written about in the past. Now it has also been shown that the technical system has not been so smart.

it was discovered that a hundred people applied for the discount for e-bikes with a tremendously high purchase prices. The audit found among other things several electric bicycles registered with the purchase price of 999 000 sek, though the actual price was 9 900 sek. The new elcykelägarna seems to simply have sluntit on the keys.

– there is No indication that the people in these cases, typed the wrong with the intent, " says revisionsdirektör Tomas Kervenhed.

Fantasisummorna slipped through the system, with the result that the paid premium was too high. The premium shall be equal to 25% of the purchase price, up to 10 000 sek.

In some cases, the people received 10 000 sek in the premium, despite the fact that the bike cost less. How much has been paid out in of high premiums is difficult to quantify, but it is about several hundred thousand dollars, " says Tomas Kervenhed.

invited the environmental protection agency to tighten procedures. The call did not come as a surprise – the environmental protection agency had already discovered fadäsen.

" I think the record for the stated purchase price was eur 123 billion. It's a little expensive, " says Tomas Hallqvist, head of the authority's miljöbidragsenhet.

He has gone through all the applications based on the very high inköpssummor. The approximately hundred people who seem to have made a typo, and not intentionally tried to be fooled, have already received a recovery. According to Tomas Hallqvist, most have already paid back the premiesumma they were not entitled to. And earlier in the autumn was equipped the system with a latch, so all the higher amount to be handled manually.

And in the future? They assigned the money to the elcykelpremie this year is over, so it has not been possible to apply after 19 October.

– And I can't read it now placed the budget in any other way than that the contribution to electric vehicles will not be left in 2019, " says Tomas Hallqvist.

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