Every day, Californians make 2 million trips by bike. Many of those trips replace car trips, but, too often, people who bike for some of their trips choose to drive a car for other trips because the journey is too challenging to do by bicycle. E-bikes can change that.
E-bikes make it easy to travel farther, faster, and over more challenging terrain than a regular bike. Studies of North American e-bike users show that up to 75% of e-bike trips replace car trips.
Electric bicycles can transform green transportation. Yet California does little to support e-bike purchases.
CalBike’s campaign to create a $10 million e-bike affordability program will change this. We are sponsoring a new law, AB 117, to create an e-bike incentive program and we will be working through the budget process to allocate $10 million in funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The E-Bike Affordability program could help put 10,000 more e-bikes on the road, potentially replacing millions of car trips. Find out more about CalBike’s $10M E-Bike Affordability Program.