It’s time to get on board because the future is electric! With more and more people turning to sustainable modes of transportation, e-bikes are becoming increasingly popular. And lucky for us, state and local governments are catching on too. In fact, in 2023 there will be a plethora of e-bike rebates available across the country. So if you’re considering buying an e-bike or already have one, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about these exciting incentives that could save you hundreds of dollars!
The proposed E-BIKE Act, re-introduced by California Congressman Jimmy Panetta last week, would provide a refundable federal income tax rebate of up to 30% of the cost of buying an e-bike, capped at $1,500. Electric Bike Company strongly supports this legislation, as do many of our e-bike fans, which have long hoped and advocated for a measure like this.
Why is this important?
E-bikes are a means of transport that provides speed, distance, and easy accessibility, all while reducing carbon emissions. They have the potential to reduce car emissions by providing a reliable, alternative transportation method, making them an effective and fun way to combat the climate change crisis.
How can you help?
Use the People For Bikes “Take Action” page to encourage your local and state representative to support and co-sponsor the bill. If your representative is already co-sponsoring the bill, a thank you note will be sent instead!
What is the Credit?
The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act is offering a consumer tax credit, which will cover up to 30% of the total cost of the e-bike or $1,500, whichever happens, to be less. It’s also available to individuals once every three years. If you ask us, it sounds like the perfect opportunity to buy a new e-bike. Be sure to purchase an EBC bike now to qualify for this year’s tax benefits and the upcoming tax credit.
E-Bikes must be equipped with a motor less than or equal to 750 watts and fall into class 1, 2, or 3. There must also be a seat for the rider and pedals that propel the vehicle; basically, it’s just the simple definition of an e-bike.
Support Sustainability and Buy From EBC
At EBC, we fully support this notion and are proud to contribute to sustainability and environmental protection efforts. If you want to participate in this act and enjoy up to $1,500 off an e-bike, buy one of our top sellers, or create your own from a list of endless possibilities. Keep in mind that you’re positively contributing to the environment, which is the greatest part of it all.
Show your support beside the Electric Bike Company crew. Its so simple!