The government needs to act to make electric bicycles more affordable, campaigners have said. A grant of up to €5,000 is available for the purchase of an electric car through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. No such grant is available for e-bikes, beyond the Bike to Work Scheme, which is capped at €1,000. E-bikes cost from about €2,000 upwards. A spokeswoman for the Department of Transport said it has launched a public consultation on “sustainable mobility”. Members of the public and organisations can make submissions until January 24.
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