Times are tough, and while purchasing an e-bike is a big financial decision for most people, what you might not realize is that it might be an investment that puts REAL MONEY back in your pocket. 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!
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 is set to kick off in the first quarter of 2023 and is expected to help fund between 4,000-7,000 e-bikes for Californians. Learn more.
Central Coast (Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz counties, and parts of San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara counties): Central Coast Community Energy customers can receive a 50% rebate up to $500 for purchasing an electric bike, and 75% up to $1000 for low income residents through The Electrify Your Ride Resident Program. Learn more.
Contra Costa County: Buy a new e-bike and apply for up to $300-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 .
The county of Contra Costa has also added an e-bike rebate program specifically for low-income households. If you are over 18, meet the income requirements and live in the counties specified you could get $500 just for buying an e-bike. Learn more
Heldsburg: The city provides a rebate of $50-$700 on qualified e-bike purchases to Heldsburg Electric customers. The customer must intend to replace some of their car miles with e-bike miles in order to qualify. 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.
Oakland: The Electric Bike Lending Library is set to kick off in late 2022 providing 500 e-bikes for long or short term rental at a low cost to low income Oakland residents. More information will be coming later this month. 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 $1150 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.
San Diego: The Pedal Ahead Program loans electric bikes to qualified applicants until they complete the program within two years. Participants must ride at least 1,800 miles per year or 150 miles per month, tracking their mileage on Strava and obtain bike insurance. After they meet these milestones, they are given the e-bike for free. If they do not meet the mileage, the participants are offered the e-bike at a prorated discount. NOTE - The program is full and currently has a waitlist. 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 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 $800 to low-income qualified residents and $400 to non-low income residents. 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 or other electric vehicle. The grant also includes the cost of accessories such as a helmet, bike lock, horn and more! Plus, 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 an income at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Line, and complete an application to be awarded this grant. Learn more.
Colorado Statewide: The Colorado Legislature passed Air Quality Improvement Investments in 2022 designating $12 million to local governments, tribal governments and nonprofits who wish to start electric bike sharing or ownership programs. This bill also includes e-bike rebates for low to moderate-income families. The rebate program is set to kick off in Spring or Summer 2023. Learn more.
Avon: Get up to $200 when you purchase a new e-bike valued at $1,000 or more! And if you purchase a used e-bike you can receive a rebate of up to $100. 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: Set to end in late August 2022, the Community Cycles E-Bike Program is a two-year loan to own program for Boulder County workers. Workers must be essential employees looking to use their e-bikes to commute to work, and as their main vehicle. A $250 fee must be paid in full to receive an e-bike and participants must share riding data via app with Community Cycles Staff. After two years of participation, the e-bike is yours to keep. Learn more.
Denver: Save up to $1,700 on an e-bike purchase when you apply for this rebate through the City of Denver. E-bikes must be purchased new through a participating local bike shop. An additional $500 is given for those purchasing a cargo e-bike. NOTE - The rebates for January have been claimed, the next release date is March 28th at 11am. 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 $300 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.
Connecticut Statewide: The Connecticut Clean Air Act, passed into law May 2022, expands the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate, or CHEAPR, to now include $500 rebates for electric bikes. Income qualifications will apply and the e-bikes must cost $3,000 or less. Learn more.
The Connecticut Assembly proposed a bill that would give personal tax credit to state residents for purchase of an e-bike. The credit ranges from $250-$1,000 depending on household income. The bill is currently being reviewed by the Committee on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding. Learn more.
Hawaii Statewide: The Hawaii legislature recently passed a bill giving a 20% e-bike rebate to residents, up to $500. This bill is now with the governor’s office to sign into law. Learn more.
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.
Massachusetts Statewide: The Massachusetts state legislature proposed an electric bike rebate between $500-$750 depending upon income status to residents. The plan is currently being worked on to execute this program with more details expected in May or June of 2023. Learn more.
Worcester: The Accelerating Clean Transportation for All Program is in the process of giving e-bikes to low income residents for two years as part of a loan-to-own program. The program will has given out about 89 e-bikes to locals so far and will train them on riding safely. Learn more.
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 introduced as a bill this year in the New York Assembly. Learn more.
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.
Ashland: Ashland Electric Utility customers can take advantage of a $200-$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.
Benton/Corvallis County: Residents can qualify for up to a $1,200 rebate when purchasing an e-bike from a local, participating bike shop.Those wishing to take advantage of this rebate must first apply. 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 new e-bike rebates bill has been proposed and is waiting to be scheduled in the current legislative session. The proposed bill provides a rebate of up to $1,200 on electric bikes or up to $1,700 for electric cargo bikes. To qualify, the e-bike must have a minimum retail sales price of $950. Learn more.
Nashville: The Metro Council is considering a resolution to dedicate unused federal COVID funding to electric bike rebates for residents. This proposition will allow residents to take advantage of the city’s growing bike infrastructure and reduce their carbon footprint. The base-level rebate is up to $300 for an e-bike and up to $500 for a cargo electric bike. The income-qualified rebate is up to $1,400 for an e-bike or cargo e-bike. This resolution is with the city’s COVID financial oversight committee and more news is expected in April 2023. Learn more.
Austin: Austin Energy customers offers up to a $300 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.
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 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. This program is set to expire at the end of 2022. 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, 2022. 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 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 Statewide: A proposed bill to exempt sales tax from e-bike purchases and up to $200 in e-bike accessories is currently in the Washington Legislature’s House. The bill is a pilot to see if sales tax incentives can increase e-bike sales within the state. Learn more.
Gov. Jay Inslee also proposed a $1000 tax credit for e-bike purchases in a bigger $100 million proposal to expand incentives for purchasing EVs in Washington. This proposal is being reviewed by the County Executive’s office to assess the feasibility of implementing an e-bike rebate program. Learn more.
Washington D.C. Area: Lawmakers in the D.C. area have proposed The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstarting the Environment (E-BIKE) Act of 2023 that offers an e-bike rebate for local residents. The rebate would be up to $1,200 in savings or 75% the cost of the bike. Rebates will only be available for e-bikes purchased at bike shops within Washington, DC, according to the proposed bill. Learn more.
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E-bike incentives are current as of February 23, 2023.