The E-Bike Revolution Comes to the Bronx

The Verge
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Across the country, community groups are soliciting e-bike companies for help competing for state money in the hopes of getting more people riding. Cities like Portland, Denver, and Buffalo are launching pilot projects that explore ways to subsidize e-bike purchases for low-income families or collect enough bikes together to launch mini-shared micromobility services. But the goal isn't just to get more people on e-bikes; it's also about reducing tailpipe emissions and saving the planet. Through a partnership with Spring Bank and grants from the state government, the Equitable Commute Project is hoping to subsidize the cost of VanMoof e-bikes in the Bronx by up to 50 percent. That means instead of shelling out $2,298 for the S3 e-bike, customers would only have to pay $1,149.