I'm going to drop this because it's not ebike related.
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No, the ebike tax credit is in the Build Back Better Act that is still under discussion, what was passed last weekend was the Infrastructure, Investment & Jobs ActI believe the tax credit was restored to 30% and is included in the Infrastructure bill that passed last weekend. It's a little more restrictive than I thought. It starts next year, so bikes already purchased don't qualify. Also, it's means tested, using the same income limits as the most recent Covid payments. Bikes sold will need some special vehicle number on them too,
So have fun guys/gals with your next ebikes.
Does that mean class 3 e-bikes could then be registered as a motorized bicycle in DC?Sen Schatz has posted the bill text https://www.schatz.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/e-bike_act_2023.pdf
Two important revisions to the bill are: 1. it now requires eligible e-bikes either be certified to UL 2849 or that the battery be certified to any of the battery safety standards referenced in UL 2849 or recognized by the CPSC; and 2. it requires manufacturers assign a VIN number to eligible e-bikes using a method unique to the manufacturer or by another method provided by the Department of Transportation.
No, they could be registered with the DMV as a Motor Driven Cycle. DC law classes e-bikes by their top speed capability as follows: Motorized Bicycle is speed capped to 20mph, Motor Driven Cycle up to 30mph, anything capable of being operated at speeds over 30mph is considered a motorcycle.Does that mean class 3 e-bikes could then be registered as a motorized bicycle in DC?