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Should the European Union be doing more to promote e-bikes?

As the EU searches for answers to its need for greater energy efficiency <>, it has announced that bicycles could be exempt from VAT in the future. If not, it could be reduced to encourage bike use. But, the news that the tax changes won’t apply to electric bicycles has upset a number of environmental organisations.
Could the EU be missing out on an opportunity? After all, in some cases, e-bikes have shown to be more effective in lowering the number of car journeys …
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