-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 there is a 25% subsidy for all e-bike sales until 2020.
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…] about Should Electric Bikes Be Subsidized Like Electric Cars?