On February 9, 2021, a bill to provide refundable tax credit of up to $1,500 on the purchase of a new E-Bike was introduced to the House. Cleverly named the E-BIKE (Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment) Act, this bill was authored by Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) to support the use of electric bikes as zero-carbon transportation modes.
“E-bikes are not just a fad for a select few; they are a legitimate and practical form of transportation that can help reduce our carbon emissions,” Panetta was quoted as saying in a Bicycle Retailer article last week. “My legislation will make it easier for more people from all socio-economic levels to own e-bikes and contribute to cutting our carbon output. By incentivizing the use of electric bicycles to replace car trips through a consumer tax credit, we cannot only encourage more Americans to transition to greener modes of transportation, but also help fight the climate crisis.”
Register Your Support
E-Bike advocates are urged to send their representative a short letter supporting the E-BIKE Act and encouraging their representative to do the same. PeopleForBikes, an organization dedicated to “Changing the world through bikes… To get more people riding bikes more often. To make bike riding better for everyone” noted that studies have shown that there would be an 11% decrease in carbon emissions with a 15% increase in E-Bike mode share.
Electric Bike Company encourages all our owners, prospective customers, electric bike enthusiasts, and those who care for our planet to use this online form to register your support and encourage your representative to co-sponsor the bill.
At EBC, our mission is aligned with that of PeopleForBikes – our founder Sean Lupton-Smith was focused on helping the 99% of the population who don’t currently cycle when he established the Electric Bike Company. He has done this by building a range of best-in-class electric cruisers that open the doors for them… the people who would not consider riding a bike because of hills, distance, age, fitness or even the simple inconvenience of arriving at work in a lather!
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Upping the Fun Factor!
At EBC, it’s our belief that electric bikes are a wonderful way to leave the car at home – and have fun while you’re doing so. Whether you just need to grab a few things from the market, you’re meeting friends for a drink, or you’re heading to work, Electric Bike Company E-Bikes help you do it all in style – all while reducing your carbon footprint and putting a smile on your dial!
Don’t forget! Sign the online form to show your support of this bill.