Want to buy an e-bike or e-scooter? You may be eligible for government support soon.
There are plans to introduce a grant scheme for e-bikes and e-scooters.
That's according to a report by the Irish Mail on Sunday, similar to the grant given to electric car buyers.
Those purchasing an electric car are entitled to a maximum grant of €5000 towards the cost fee.
However, the legalisation of e-scooters and e-bikes would have to take place before grants are given.
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The legalisation is set to take place later this year when the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 is enacted.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has committed to a grant scheme once e-bikes and e-scooters are made legal.
A Cycle to Work scheme is already in place, which involves a tax-break system for buying bicycles.
E-bikes can fall under the Cycle to Work scheme but this is set to be expanded upon later this year.