EBIKE INCENTIVES AND REBATES

As the world pushes towards a more sustainable future, ebikes have become a vehicle of innovation. To encourage people to adopt electric bicycles governments and private groups of all sizes have begun offering rebate and incentive programs. With so many different programs offered, it can be confusing which ones you qualify for, so here at Gazelle we have created this incentive cheat sheet to help you navigate it all. After all, our goal is to help more people enjoy life on two wheels.

United States

California

Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District allows Bay Area residents to trade in a vehicle from 2005 or older to receive a $7,500 credit. It can be used to purchase ebikes, bicycle accessories, and pay for public transportation.

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Contra Costa County

Residents with total household incomes of less than or equal to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for ebike rebates between $150 and $500. This rebate applies to ebikes, ebike conversion kits, and electric mopeds.

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Healdsburg

The City of Healdsburg is offering a rebate program for ebikes to promote clean mobility. The rebates are $700 for income-qualified CARE customers, $400 for an e-bike purchased in Healdsburg, $300 for an e-bike purchased outside of Healdsburg, and $50 for an e-bike conversion attachment kit.

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Mountain View - Google Employees

Google employees working at the Mountain View campus who have participated in their 6-month bike lending program are eligible for a $500 post-purchase rebate. 

San Diego County

The Pedal Ahead Program is a loan-to-own program that allows participants to own their bicycle if they participate in a study and secure low-cost bike insurance for two years. Priority is given to individuals with an income threshold of $49,000 or below.

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San Fernando Valley

The Pacoima eBike Lending Program lends ebikes to residents of the Northeast San Fernando Valley. They provide locks, helmets, training classes, free repairs, and a site where riders can switch out their empty batteries for charged ones. The loan period is 9 months.

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San Gabriel Valley

Residents of the San Gabriel valley are invited to participate in the GoSGV ebike share program. The program offers classic commuter ebikes and family ecargo bikes, with monthly rental prices of $79 and $129 respectively.

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Santa Cruz

The Ecology Action Santa Cruz eBike Rebate Program provides rebates of $800 for low-income applicants or $400 for other applicants to people purchasing ebikes who work in Downtown Santa Cruz or are employed by the city of Santa Cruz.

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Statewide

There are a few Califonia statewide incentives click the link below to learn more. 

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Colorado

Avon

The Town of Avon offers a post-purchase rebate for ebikes bought in Eagle county for residents who intend to offset vehicle miles. The rebate is $200 and there is a $1000 minimum purchase price for a new ebike.

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Denver

The City of Denver offers a rebate program for ebikes purchased at participating Denver bike shops. The rebate is $400 for all Denver residents and $1,200 for income-qualified residents and cannot exceed the total purchase price of the bike.
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Durango

The La Plata Electric Association offers rebates to its members for purchasing electric bikes. The maximum rebate is $300 and the rebate may not exceed 25% of the purchase price.

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Edwards Metro District

Residents of the Edwards Metro District are eligible to receive a $200 rebate on ebike purchases of $500 or more. The ebike must be used to take trips that would have normally been taken by car.

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Glenwood Springs

Holy Cross Energy is offering members a $50 rebate when they purchase a new ebike for running errands or commuting to work.
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Granby

Mountain parks Electric offers rebates to its members of 25% of the cost of an electric bicycle, up to $150.
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Gunnison

Gunnison County Electric offers rebates to its members of 25% of the cost of an electric bicycle, up to $150.
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Oregon

Ashland

Customers of Ashland Electric Utility are eligible for ebike rebates of $300 for a bike and $600 for a cargo bike purchased from participating Ashland bike shops. Electric bikes from non-local bike shops and online vendors may receive a rebate of $200.

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Corvallis

Residents of Benton County who are served by Pacific Power and meet the income-level qualifications can receive a rebate $200 less than the purchase price up to $1000 in rebate. The rebate is only available for Class 1 or 2 ebikes.

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Eugene

EWEB residential electric customers may receive a rebate of $300 as long as it does not exceed the cost of the bike. This program includes Class 1, 2, and 3 ebikes, but does not include conversion kits.

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Texas

Austin

Recipients of electricity from Austin Energy are eligible for rebates up to $300 for individual ebike purchases and $400 ebike fleet purchases. All ebikes must be purchased from a participating dealership.

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Vermont

Burlington

Residents or businesses of Burlington can bring their ID and a piece of mail with their address to a participating Burlington bike shop to receive a $200 point-of-sale rebate on an ebike. Online rebates are also available for non-local purchases.

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Colchester and the Surrounding Areas

Green Mountain Power customers can receive a rebate of $200 when they purchase an ebike to switch their commute from fossil fuels. The rebate is valid on ebikes purchased between July and December of 2022.

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Statewide

Local Motion is offering ebike libraries across the state to let residents see how an ebike can change their daily transportation needs. There are different models available, allowing residents to find the bike that best fits their needs.

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Stowe

Stowe Electric is offering its customers a $200 post-purchase rebate on Class 1 ebikes for those who fall within a specific income range.

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Vermont Public Power Supply Authority Serviced Areas

Customers of VPPSA are eligible for a $100 rebate on ebikes or retrofitting kits purchased in Vermont.

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Washington Electric Cooperative Service Area

Washington Electric Cooperative members can receive an incentive of $200 or 50% of the purchase price of an electric bike. The bike must be purchased in the state of Washington before December 31st, 2022.

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Washington

Seattle - Amazon Corporate Offices

Amazon is offering its employees a monthly subsidy up to $400 to pay for ebike leases. It can also be applied to app-based bike share programs .

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Canada

British Columbia

Providence-Wide

The provincial government has waived sales tax on class 1 and 2 ebikes. This change in sales tax is effective April 21, 2021.

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Clean BC offers a comprehensive rebate program to businesses and individuals looking to purchase or lease ebikes. Businesses can purchase up to 5 bikes with this incentive.

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Clean BC offers a comprehensive rebate program to businesses and individuals looking to purchase or lease ebikes. Businesses can purchase up to 5 bikes with this incentive.

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Clean BC also offers a rebate with vehicle trade-in for ebike purchase. The rebate is $750 and applies to bicycles that are $1,200 or more before taxes.

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Kamloops - Thompson River University

University employees may receive an incentive of 10% of their purchase price up to $300. There are program limits depending on employment status.

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Nelson

The City of Nelson provides participants of their program with a low-interest loan to purchase an ebike. The loan can be used for ebikes, conversion kits, regular bikes, and biking accessories and has a maximum amount of $8,000.

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North Vancouver

Low-income North Vancouver residents will be eligible for an ebike incentive between $400 and $1,600 beginning in 2023.

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Saanich

The City of Saanich offers $800 incentives to income-qualified residents who would like to purchase an ebike. The bike must be new and priced at $1,800 or above.

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Nova Scotia

Providence-Wide

The Nova Scotia government offers $500 ebike rebates on ebikes that cost at least $1,200. The bike must be purchased at a store in Nova Scotia and not online retailers.

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Prince Edward Island

Providence-Wide

Residents and businesses of Prince Edward Island are eligible to receive a $500 rebate on bikes that cost $1,00 or more. Point-of-sale rebates are offered at participating Prince Edwards retailers or after purchase rebates are also offered.

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Yukon

Providence-Wide

The Yukon government offers rebates on electric bicycle and cargo bicycle purchases.The rebates are 25% of the cost of a new electric bicycle up to a maximum of $750 and 25% of the cost of a new electric cargo bicycle up to a maximum $1,500.

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