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... and they have a correspondent in Switzerland.
SBB pilots new rail pass including use of an e-bike
https://www.thelocal.ch/20170616/sbb-pi ... -an-e-bike
Swiss federal railways (SBB) is to pilot a new eco transport pass that includes use of an electric bike for a year.
The ‘Green Class SBB E-Bike’ annual pass combines an AG/GA rail pass with use of a Stromer electric bike, plus a dedicated spot to put it in your choice of bicycle parking station and six day passes enabling you to take the bike on a train.
It also includes a year’s membership of car-share scheme Mobility.
But all this doesn’t come cheap. The new pass will cost 8,980 francs in first class or 6,750 francs in second class.
That compares with a regular AG/GA at 6,300 francs in first class and 3,860 francs in second.
So far, have been able to figure out:
8980 Swiss Francs equals 9222 US Dollars
6300 Swiss Francs equals 6467 US Dollars
ie $2,755 US per year for unlimited use of one Stromer ebike.
A "GA" pass (General Abonnement) - The GA is often referred to as an AG, which refers to the French term abonnement général.
ie $2,755 US per year for unlimited use of one Stromer ebike for one year including riding on pubic transit (sp?).
Currently, NYCE Wheels in NYC will sell you one Stromer (ST1 Elite model) for $3,800 US.
... BUT, when I look up a Canadian price from the one source I am aware of... Amego in downtown Toronto:
https://www.amegoev.com/buy-electric-bi ... -216.html
I see a "Usual" price at $4,690 Cdn. and now on sale for $2,450 Cdn.
... I haven't found yet which Stromer the Swiss transport system is bundling with their annual transit pass... but guessing the least expensive Stromer... this current price from Amego appears something of a "give away".
Just FYI for anybuddy "in the market" currently and looking for a "Swiss-quality" ebike. I can't figure out how the Swiss transit system can figure some folks might just bring their own bikes... I guess/assume there is some extra cost to bringing your own bike on their buses and trains (their system also includes funiculars and ski lifts).
At least, here I am trying to compare things with the "cheapest" Stromer I see (their V1 Elite w/ST1 system).
Much of this stuff written for a Canadian audience!