2023 Guide to U.S. E-Bike Rebates & Tax Credits

2023 Guide to U.S. E-Bike Rebates & Tax Credits

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Interested in revolutionizing your ride but worried about e-bike prices? Good news! There’s never been a better time to save with e-bike rebates. In 2023, there are EVEN MORE states offering tax credits or rebates to help make buying an e-bike less stressful on your wallet. Check out our updated, comprehensive guide to the e-bike rebates and tax credits offered in your area!  

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California E-Bike Incentives

Alameda: Alameda Municipal Power offers customers e-bike rebates up to $500. Simply purchase a new e-bike, submit an application to AMP along with a photo of the receipt, a picture of the bike and the bike’s serial number. Learn more.

California Statewide: The California Bicycle Coalition received a $10 million grant last year to create California’s E-Bike Affordability Program. Rebates for qualifying applicants include up to $1,000 for a regular e-bike and up to $1,750 for a cargo or adaptive e-bike. The incentive program tested a soft launch in June in four regions throughout California and will launch throughout the state in late Summer or early Fall 2023. The program is expected to help fund between 4,000-7,000 e-bikes for Californians. Learn more.

Contra Costa County: Buy a new e-bike and apply for up to $500-worth of savings through this program funded by the Bay Area Air Quality Management & Contra Costa Transportation Authority. This rebate applies to Class 1, 2 and 3 e-bikes and is based upon your household income. Be sure to apply within six months of purchasing your new e-bike to take full advantage of this rebate! Learn more.

Healdsburg: The city provides a rebate of $50-$700 on qualified e-bike purchases to Healdsburg Electric customers. To qualify, the customer must intend to replace some of their car miles with e-bike miles. Be sure to apply within 12 months of purchasing your new e-bike to take advantage of this rebate! Learn more.

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties: The Replace Your Ride incentive allows residents to trade in their car for a cleaner alternative, like an e-bike, and receive up to $9,500 to cover the cost of purchase. Residents must meet income criteria and their vehicle must qualify to be replaced. Learn more.

Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties: The Monterey Bay E-Bike Incentive Program offers low income residents from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties up to $500 rebates on electric bikes. E-bikes must be purchased from a qualifying bike shop on or after July 1, 2023. Learn more.

Pasadena: Pasadena Water and Power residential customers are eligible for a $500 rebate when they purchase a new electric bike from participating local bike shops. Customers can receive an additional $250 rebate when purchasing an electric cargo bike or adaptive e-bike. PWP customers currently enrolled in the income-qualified bill payment assistance program can receive an additional $250 bonus rebate (up to $1,000). Log into your PWP account to apply. Learn more. 

Redding: The city of Redding, California offers an income-qualified e-bike program that helps lower the upfront costs of owning an electric bike by providing a point-of-purchase voucher towards an e-bike, helmet, and lock from a participating retailer.  To qualify, you need to meet the income guidelines and be enrolled in the Residential Energy Discount program, which saves you money on your monthly utility bill.  Qualified customers will receive a voucher of up to $1,000 towards purchasing an eligible e-bike, lock, and helmet but will still be responsible for paying the remaining balance owed at the time of purchase. Learn more.

Santa Barbara: If you live in the Santa Barbara area and aren’t sure about buying an e-bike, the EZBike Project allows locals to loan an e-bike to incentivize more residents to incorporate biking into their lifestyles. Participants must be Santa Barbara residents and be 16 years or older. Reservations are required and open every month. Learn more.

Santa Clara: Silicon Valley Power offers e-bike rebates around 10% of the pre-tax cost of an e-bike, up to $300, and offers additional money for income-qualified applicants. In order to receive this rebate, you must be a Silicon Valley Power customer and submit an application within 60 days of purchasing an e-bike. Learn more.

Santa Cruz: The GO Santa Cruz E-Bike Rebate program offers $400-$800 e-bike incentives for employees of the City of Santa Cruz and those who work in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District. You must first apply to the program, watch the Bike Safety Training video and complete a quiz & survey. After that, you’ll receive a rebate voucher via email to be redeemed at participating electric bike stores. Learn more.

San Francisco Bay Area: Clean Cars for All gives low-income residents of the Bay Area $7,500 to turn in old, polluting cars and replace them with an e-bike. Multiple members of the same household can purchase additional e-bikes until they reach the $7,500 threshold. Residents must live in a qualifying zip code, have a household income that falls below the income cap, your vehicle qualifies and complete an application to be awarded this grant. Learn more.

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Colorado E-Bike Rebates

Colorado Statewide: The state’s e-bike rebate program begins August 1, 2023 and will be the largest program available in the state. Residents making less than 80% of the county’s area median income (AMI) can receive a rebate of $1,100. Residents making 80-100% of the AMI are eligible for a $500 e-bike rebate. Additional incentives are available for cargo and adaptive e-bikes as well as for locks and helmets. Learn more.

Avon: Get up to a $400 rebate when purchasing an electric bike. Avon residents must use the e-bike to replace car trips and apply for this rebate within 180 days of purchasing an e-bike. Learn more.

Boulder: Residents of Boulder, Colorado can apply for an e-bike voucher during open enrollment periods in July 2023 and September 2023. A limited number of vouchers are available and the city holds a random drawing to select the winners. Learn more.

Denver: Residents of Denver can receive a rebate of $300 for a standard electric bicycle and $500 for an e-cargo bike. Income-qualified residents and residents with disabilities are eligible for bigger rebates. Residents must apply during release dates throughout the year. The next release date for this rebate is Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m.  Learn more.

Eagle County: The town of Avon, Vail and VailEagle offers the Shift Bike Share Program to residents. This allows riders monthly and annual passes to the bikes or a 40-cent-per-minute pay-as-you-go model. Learn more.

Edwards: Residents looking to replace their commutes to work with an e-bike, and other car trips with an electric bike, can receive a rebate of up to $200. The cost of the e-bike must be more than $500 in order to qualify. Be sure to apply within 6 months of purchasing a new e-bike to take advantage of this rebate! Learn more. 

Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, Mesa, and Gunnison Counties: Locals looking to offset their car miles with e-bike miles can get a rebate of $50 when they purchase a new electric bike for commuting to work or running errands. To qualify, applicants must be a Holy Cross Energy customer and the rebate is limited to 2 e-bikes per household. Learn more.

Granby: Mountain Parks Electric gives members rebates up to 25% of the cost of the e-bike (no more than $150) when you email them a receipt of purchase. Be sure to submit the receipt within 90 days of purchasing your e-bike. Learn more.

Gunnison: Members of the Gunnison County Electric Association are eligible for post-purchase rebates on their e-bike up to 25% of the cost, capping out at $150. Simply apply through their website with a copy of your e-bike receipt. Learn more.

La Plata, Archuleta & Nearby: The La Plata Electric Association offers up to $150 e-bike rebates to members who purchased an e-bike within the last 90 days. The rebate will not exceed 25% of the cost of the e-bike and members must apply to receive the rebate. Learn more.

Vail: Residents of Vail and employees of the town can apply for this new e-bike rebate program! Receive a $300 rebate if the e-bike is purchased from a local bike shop or $200 if purchased from an online retailer. Additional rebates are available for low-income residents. E-bikes must be purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2023. Learn more.

Connecticut E-Bike Incentives

Connecticut Statewide: The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection kicked off its statewide program on June 23, 2023. The program gives up to $1,500 vouchers to help residents purchase a new electric bike. At this time the application portal is closed due to overwhelming demand. Learn more. 

Georgia E-Bike Incentives

Atlanta: The Atlanta City Council is considering offering e-bike rebates to residents to get less cars on the road and promote a healthy lifestyle. The $1 million program would apply to income-qualified residents. Learn more. 

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Hawaii Electric Bike Rebates

Hawaii Statewide: The Department of Transportation offers residents up to a $500 rebate or 20% off the total cost of an electric bike. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and can prove one of the following: they participate in a low-income assistance program, do not own a motor vehicle with 4 or more wheels, or they are currently enrolled in school. Learn more.

Iowa E-Bike Rebates

Eastern Iowa: The Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative offers a post-purchase rebate of 25%, up to $150, to members who purchase an e-bike. The application along with proof of purchase must be submitted within 180 days of buying your electric bike. Learn more.

Maine E-Bike Rebates

Maine Statewide: The Governor signed a bill into law that would offer income-qualified residents electric bike rebates. The program is still in the works and more details are expected to be announced in late 2023. Learn more.

Massachusetts E-Bike Incentives

Massachusetts Statewide: The Massachusetts state legislature passed a bill for an electric bike rebate program featuring rebates between $500-$750 depending upon income status to residents. The plan is currently being worked on to execute this program with the launch of the e-bike rebate program expected in 2024. Learn more.

Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard: Cape Light Compact anticipates offering an income-eligible e-bike voucher program in Summer 2023. The vouchers will cover the cost of an e-bike, at participating e-bike shops, up to 75% of a Class 1 e-bike or up to $1,200. The voucher will also cover up to $125 for e-bike accessories. Learn more.

Michigan E-Bike Rebates

Michigan Statewide: The Michigan Legislature is considering a new bill that would provide e-bike rebates to residents with limited income. The proposal includes a $500 voucher or 90% of the retail price of an e-bike, whichever is less. And for those in low-income households, the amount would increase to $1,250. The bill is in the House committee on tax policy and would head to the Michigan House for a vote pending approval. Learn more.

Minnesota Electric Bike Rebates

Minnesota Statewide: Minnesota lawmakers allocated $4 million for a new e-bike incentive program set to launch in 2024. This new program provides up to $1,500 in rebates for a new e-bike plus accessories. The rebate amount is determined by the applicant’s household income. To be eligible, Minnesota residents must be at least 15 years old, be a resident taxpayer in the previous calendar year and current year, and not be claimed as a dependent on another return in the taxable year. Learn more.

New Mexico Electric Bike Rebates

New Mexico Statewide: Lawmakers are considering an e-bike incentive program dedicating $6 million to provide low-income residents discounts on a new e-bike purchase. Applicants would receive a $1,200 instant rebate on their purchase. This bill is currently in Senate committee discussions as of February 2023. Learn more.

New York E-Bike Rebates

Bronx & Brooklyn: The Equitable Commute Project strives to make micro-mobility more available to low-income workers. ECP partners with Spring Bank to provide low-cost e-bike loans to employees or participating organizations. Learn more.

Buffalo & Niagara Falls: East Side Bike Club and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative rent free e-bikes to community members as part of an e-bike library. These programs are dedicated to making biking more available in underserved communities and offering group rides to promote biking as another form of exercise. Learn more.

New York Statewide: The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority is working on a Ride Clean e-bike program that would offer a 50% rebate on e-bike purchases up to $1,100. This program expands on the current Drive Clean rebate program for electric cars and was sent to the Assembly Energy Committee but has yet to be introduced for a vote. Learn more.

North Carolina E-Bike Incentives

Raleigh: The City Council approved a pilot program giving residents $500 vouchers to help purchase a new electric bike. Income-qualified applicants would receive up to $1,500 rebates. Learn more.

Ohio E-Bike Rebates

Columbus: The E-Bike Incentive Pilot Program kicked off July 10, 2023 giving residents $500-$1,200 towards the cost of a new electric bike. Applicants are eligible if they live in the city of Columbus, are 18 years of age or older and have a household income of less than $150,000 a year. Learn more.

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Oklahoma E-Bike Incentives

Oklahoma Statewide: Currently sitting in the Oklahoma State Legislature is a proposed bill to give a $200 tax credit to qualifying new e-bike purchases. Learn more.

Oregon Electric Bike Rebates

Ashland: Ashland Electric Utility customers can take advantage of a $300-$600 e-bike rebate when you apply. Rebate amount depends on the type of bike purchased and where the bike is purchased from. Be sure to apply within 180 days of purchasing your new e-bike. Learn more. 

Eugene: EWEB Customers can receive a $300 e-bike rebate to help offset emissions and to support active transportation options. Be sure to apply within 180 days of purchasing your e-bike. Learn more. 

Oregon Statewide: A revised e-bike rebate bill has been proposed and is waiting to be voted on by the legislature. The proposed bill provides a purchase incentive of $400 for an e-bike and up to $800 for individuals of qualified-income households. This bill would provide at least 6,600 e-bikes to Oregon residents. Learn more. 

Rhode Island E-Bike Rebates

Rhode Island Statewide: The Erika Niedowski Memorial Electric Bicycle Rebate gives applicants an e-bike rebate of $400-$1,000 depending upon household income. Funding is limited. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. Learn more. 

Texas E-Bike Rebates

Austin: Austin Energy offers customers up to a $600 e-bike rebate for qualifying purchases. The amount of the rebate depends on the cost of the electric bike and can only be applied to bikes purchased through Austin Energy’s approved dealer list. Be sure to submit an application within 60 days of purchase. Learn more. 

Vermont E-Bike Incentives

Vermont Statewide: For a limited time, Vermont residents can apply for an e-bike rebate ranging from $400-$800. Customers must apply online before receiving a prepaid debit card, with the rebate amount, that can be used at participating e-bike shops. Learn more.

Barton Village, Village of Enosburg Falls, Hardwick Electric Department, Village of Johnson, Village of Jacksonville, Ludlow Electric Light Department, Lyndonville Electric Department, Morrisville Water & Light Department, Northfield Electric Department, Village of Orleans, or Swanton Village: Receive a $100 rebate for the purchase of an e-bike or retrofit kit through the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority. VPPSA customers can simply complete their online form and submit proof of purchase and the bike’s serial number to get this after-purchase rebate. Learn more. 

Burlington: Burlington residents are eligible for a $200 rebate on e-bikes purchased from either a local store or online retailer. To receive the discount from a local store, bring your ID and a piece of mail with your address on it to the Burlington Electric Department to receive a coupon for $200 off. If you purchased online, you must submit an application after you purchase in order to get the rebate. This program is set to expire December 31, 2023. Learn more. 

Burlington, Brattleboro, Montpelier, Upper Valley & Other Cities: Local Motion & other statewide partners offer e-bike libraries throughout the state to those looking to try out an e-bike for free. E-bikes must be reserved in advance and can typically be rented Thursday-Monday. Also, if you are a business owner and would like to offer up your location for an e-bike library location they are looking for new sign-ups for 2023. Learn more. 

Colchester & Surrounding Areas: Green Mountain Power customers looking to switch car miles for e-bike miles can save $200 on an e-bike purchased from a local retailer. Customers must show a GMP energy statement, account number and address within the GMP territory at the time of purchase to take advantage of this rebate. Learn more.

Stowe: The Stowe Electric Department offers customers a $200 post-purchase rebate on a Class 1 e-bike purchase. Simply fill out the online application and submit a receipt to receive these savings. Learn more. 

Washington E-Bike Rebates

Washington Statewide: The Washington Governor approved a budget package that would allow e-bike buyers a $300 rebate regardless of income and income-qualified residents up to a $1,200 rebate on a new electric bike. This new law would also provide $2 million to create e-bike lending libraries across the state. These programs are expected to launch in 2024. Learn more.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Area:  The D.C. Council has passed The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstarting the Environment (E-BIKE) Act of 2023 that offers an e-bike rebate for local residents. The rebate would provide up to $1,500 in savings on a new e-bike and up to $2,000 for a cargo e-bike. Other rebates in this new legislation include $150-$300 for a replacement electric bike battery and $75-$150 for a new e-bike lock. This new legislation is expected to go to a second vote in September 2023. Learn more. 

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