As some of you may have read in the Locals Guide…
…we are encouraging all eBike enthusiasts to apply pressure to their national representatives to vote “yes” on the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (EBIKE) Act.
The bill is listed as H.R. 1019 in the house and and S.2420 in the Senate.
Thank you for helping us make electric bikes more financially accessible!
How to Email Your Senator
If you live in Oregon’s 2nd District (like we do) you can email your representatives using the links below:
Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Jeff Merkley
House Representative Cliff Bentz
If you don’t live in Oregon’s 2nd District and want to find your representatives’ email address,
we recommend using govtrack.us
A Form Letter to Email
I’m writing to urge you to support the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act (E-BIKE Act). This act, H.R.1019 or S.2420, represents a bipartisan opportunity to create tax incentives for purchasing personal electric vehicles. The 30%-of-cost credit is a reasonable motivation to purchase an E-Bike and the $8,000 spending cap ensures that the bill is working for the citizens that need it most.
Electric Bikes have been shown to encourage Functional Bicycling – which has positive impacts on personal health, the environment, and independence from non-renewable resources. More Americans on bike seats represents a reduced cost to our healthcare system. Recent upswings in electric bike sales represent a growing desire among Americans of all walks of life to shift towards a more sustainable method of personal transportation.
Supporting the E-BIKE Act helps America pedal into the future.