The New Zealand Transport Agency and the Sustainable Business Network have launched a new employer e-bike purchase support guide which aims to help employers make it easier for their staff to buy e-bikes through discounted bulk purchases and reducing upfront costs.
Purchase support schemes work through employers negotiating a discount from an e-bike supplier and then using a financing arrangement to reduce the upfront cost of the purchase.
The guide provides private businesses and organisations with information on employer e-bike purchase support schemes and how to implement a scheme for their employees.
“E-bikes are a great example of how the way people get around is changing. They contribute to lower carbon emissions, less congestion and cheaper travel,” Transport Agency Senior Manager, Operational Policy, Planning and Performance, Vanessa Browne says.
“Employer e-bike purchase support schemes help many more people to buy e-bikes by addressing the barrier of an upfront cost.”