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Electric-assisted bicycles and other micromobility devices have enormous potential to decarbonise our cities, improve urban amenity, reduce the burden of congestion, provide affordable transport for people of all ages and abilities, add incidental exercise into sedentary lives and put big smiles on our faces!

E-bikes are still overlooked in favour of electric cars, despite the much lower entry price and countless other benefits for the environment and public health. E-bikes use 1/40th the energy of electric vehicles, and only cost 15c to charge, using a regular power point.

It is essential that e-bikes are included in the in the discussion on vehicle subsidies. Subsiding e-bikes is much cheaper than subsidising EVs and a subsidised e-bike is affordable for far more people.

There are many schemes around the world that should provide inspiration for state and federal governments.  In late 2023, Tasmania launched e-bike subsidiesAdelaide has now followed.  We will continue to campaign for economic incentives for mode shift in NSW.

Bicycle NSW recently made a submission in collaboration with WeRide to the National EV Strategy, advocating for the explicit inclusion of e-bike, e-cargo bikes and emerging forms of micromobility.

We are also working with stakeholders from all levels of government to establish sensible policy and legislations for e-bike batteries and road rules, as well as education programs across the state. We want e-mobility to reach its full potential while keeping riders and other road users safe.


Are e-bikes really so expensive?
Not compared to car ownership! At Bicycle NSW, we regularly hear that people are put off buying an e-bike by Read more
Should we ban e-bikes in apartments?
Stories of spectacular fires caused by lithium-ion batteries have sparked fears about the safety of these batteries and the gadgets Read more
The Tern GSD slots into the shower cubicle
The current news reports about battery fires in apartment blocks has got many people wondering. Why so many people are Read more
Bike stop on Summit Walk, Mount Kosciuszko (Photo: Charlie Bellemore)
Bicycle NSW Member Charlie Bellemore spent nearly 4 weeks in the saddle in November 2023, exploring a huge swath of Read more
E-bikes make riding for transport accessible, convenient and fun (Credit: Lug + Carrie)
Over the next two years Tasmanians will be offered $1.2 million dollars in incentives to buy e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-vehicles. Read more
A fun e-bike-led revolution to tackle the cost of living and climate blues (Image credit: Better Streets Weekend)
And it’s coming back clean! History comes in waves. As the City of Sydney’s electrification of transport strategy illustrates.  Even Read more
The second or even the first family car – e-bike are way more fun for kids! (Source: Rascal Rides)
As cities worldwide set ambitious targets for reaching Net Zero, many are turning to electric vehicles (EVs) to help reduce Read more
Why ride to work?
That’s our recommendation to the NSW EV Strategy and the combined advocacy submission to the National EV Strategy.  Mike Tomalaris Read more
Watch the short video of Sean’s awesome amp-assisted daily commute.
Sean O’Shaunessy, long-time friend, journalist and Northern Rivers’ resident, recently purchased an e-bike. When I asked how he found it, Read more
New member, Tien commuting to work after dropping off the kids
On 19 August political and industry groups gathered for the inaugural Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit to discuss the rapid implementation Read more
e-bike rider in Lowestoft, Ben Triefus
On the easternmost corner of Britain, something (other than Brexit) is rousing the sleepy seaside village of Suffolk. Famed for Read more
Top Reasons to Ride to Work
The top 10 reasons for riding to work is an excellent 5 minute read. Some of the reasons you may Read more