B.C. offering up to $1,400 rebates on e-bike purchases
The B.C. government is offering rebates on the purchase of e-bikes to make commuting more accessible for those who choose to ride instead of drive.
Starting on June 1, the province will offer rebates ranging from $350 to $1,400 for approved e-bike purchases. The amount is based on a person’s income and only those 19-and-over can apply.
Unlike past rebate programs, you don’t need to scrap a car to apply.
“E-bikes are becoming commonplace in B.C. as a convenient alternative to motor-vehicle trips, but their price can put them out-of-reach for people,” said Transportation Minister Rob Fleming.
An entry-level e-bike can be found for less than $2,000, but most range from $2,000 to $5,000, or even more for top-of-the-line models. Only e-bikes with a list price of $2,000 or more are eligible for the B.C. rebate program.
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