EU VAT Reform Excludes E-Bikes from Reduced or Zero Tax

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission recently published its proposals to reform the Value Added Tax (VAT) system. If the proposal goes ahead, Member States will be able to set reduced or zero VAT rates much more freely than currently. However, e-bikes cannot benefit from reduced or zero VAT, unlike regular bicycles. Why not?
E-bikes cannot benefit from reduced or zero VAT, unlike regular bicycles.