Calls to extend subsidies to e-bikes as well as electric cars

A Stuff article.

New Zealand-new electric cars and plug-in hybrids will get cheaper from today, under the Government’s recently unveiled subsidy. Yet one of the most popular and environmentally friendly electric vehicles isn’t eligible: the e-bike.

Biking advocates want subsidies to be extended to e-bikes and traditional bicycles, plus safety gear, as well.

Transport Minister Michael Wood said e-bikes were “a fantastic option” to cut carbon, but didn’t commit to incentives. “We’re working through all of the options to meet our emissions-reduction targets.”

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