It’s Time To Subsidize E-bikes

We offer tax credits for electric cars — but ebikes are arguably even more transformative

Clive Thompson

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A young woman straddling an ebike, standing on the ground, and looking out over a body of water
Photo by KBO Bike on Unsplash

Last year, Denver rolled out a program to subsidize ebikes. If you bought one, the city would pay $300 towards the cost — and kick in another $200 if you bought a cargo bike. (Qualified low-income residents could get $1,200 towards an ebike.) Better yet, you’d be…

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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net