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Electrified Bikes – Get Attention from Governments Abroad

Positive Future #150 (Feature photo – Mother and Children on a Cargo Bike – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Bicycling News just came out with an interesting perspective. Last December, the U.S. Presidential Administration did away with a small $20-month reimbursement for commuter cyclists. It is interesting to note what other nations are doing – particularly with the promotion of electrified bikes: Sweden is reimbursing citizens who buy electric bikes for 25 percent of the purchase price. (Goal is to cut auto emissions). For a short time, France offered a $250 subsidy for e-bike purchases. Norway is offering cycling families a $1,200 subsidy for purchasing an electric cargo bike. The city…

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