Indirect Cost Savings
In addition to direct costs, there are also indirect cost savings that support the financial case for buying e-bikes. As we mentioned above, riding an e-bike can have significant physical and mental health benefits. When you’re healthier, you won’t have to take as many days of work or pay for costly doctor and hospital visits.
Riding an e-bike can be a way to avoid having to pay for expensive medications to manage chronic illnesses. Choosing to stay healthy with an e-bike can also help you stop wasting money on that gym membership you never use.
In order to help the environment and lower the amount of ongoing, expensive infrastructure investments, some countries in Europe are offering tax incentives to encourage increased biking.
Countries such as Belgium and France, for example, are giving residents tax breaks based on the number of kilometres they ride.