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Government Plans To Introduce Grants For E-Bikes And E-Scooters

Jonathan Byrne
Jonathan Byrne

10:30 16 May 2022

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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.

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.

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