Ivor Tingting wrote:There should be NO tax breaks for motorised bikes full stop. Any tax breaks should solely be for conventional all your own effort bicycles with NO motor. I cannot understand how people can even consider riding these things let along buying one. Are they so ignorant about the environment or that lazy? The bicycle is one of the most efficient machines ever made with low environmental impact. But the lazy brigade who cannot be bothered to pedal want to stick a motor and li ion batteries on a bicycle making them highly un environmentally friendly. Manufacture of these motors and batteries causes tremendous environmental damage and then again when they are worn out or knackered and chucked in land fill. They are the work of the devil and should be taxed heavily or banned.
Here's one for you to ponder - if you take away the lazy E-bikers bikes, why would you think these lazy people are going to choose unassisted cycling as the alternative? Or are you suggesting those who don't cycle or walk should be confined to the home?
People choose E-bikes for all sorts of reasons, maybe you should ask a few before being so judgemental. Of course there's an environmental impact to whatever we do, the tyres we choose, how many bikes, where we go... There is no This is GOOD and That is BAD, it's a matter of comparisons and what you consider to be tremendous environmental damage needs to be looked at in those terms.