The E Bike Act HR1019

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The E Bike Act HR1019

Post by The fingers » Mar 17 2021 7:00pm

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Post by Hwy89 » Mar 17 2021 8:22pm

Great idea but most likely will never make it into law.

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Post by donn » Mar 17 2021 10:59pm

Yeah, great idea - Federal government doesn't send enough of your tax money to China.

Someone should break it to him, though, that today's cool thing is electric foot scooters.

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Post by LeftieBiker » Mar 17 2021 11:37pm

No, we send our own dollars to China, and the Feds reimburse us some of it. I'm suddenly thinking about the Frey CC again...

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Post by donn » Mar 18 2021 2:01am

Different way to say the same thing. If you're shopping for an electric bicycle, and I give you, and you only, $1,500 to help buy a nice one, then that's just good for you. If I give everyone $1,500 max, then the prices will go up so you pay the same.

This is more reliably true with something like the home mortgage deduction - supply of homes is not very elastic, so prices are driven by what someone can pay. But supply seems to be problematic in the the electric bicycle market, doesn't it? And would continue to be.

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Post by LeftieBiker » Mar 18 2021 4:13am

If you're shopping for an electric bicycle, and I give you, and you only, $1,500 to help buy a nice one, then that's just good for you. If I give everyone $1,500 max, then the prices will go up so you pay the same.
No, I pay $1500 less. People buying the bike 3 months later will likely pay about $1k more.

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