-By Richard Shrubb
Could government subsidies get more people on e-bikes?
A number of European countries have begun schemes to pay towards the cost of new e-bikes.
In Sweden it is leading to a 50% growth of e-bike sales.
A UK campaign is growing in strength for their government to do the same. Importantly incentivizing people into buying e-bikes isn’t just to support the industry (as many governments subsidize the oil and gas industry for example).
Let’s look at the reasons that e-bike tax breaks or government grants could get people out of their cars and onto their electric bikes. [Read more…]