The Latest Guide to United States Electric Bike Rebates and Tax Credits

Electric bikes have soared in popularity in recent years as they are a convenient alternative for commuting, running errands, or leisurely riding. The good news is that many states in the US offer rebates and tax credits to encourage people to use electric bikes.

If you are planning to buy an electric bike, the guide to the latest United States electric bike rebates and tax credits is a must-read. This guide will walk you through the available electric bike rebates and tax credits, as well as details about how to qualify, how to apply, and the specific rules and restrictions that apply in different states.

California E-Bike Rebates and Incentives

If you were thinking of purchasing an e-bike in California, the good news is that California offers lucrative ebike rebates and tax credits to incentivize the use of electric bikes. Let's take a closer look at the latest ebike rebates and tax credits in California.

Colorado E-Bike Tax Credits and Rebates

Avon E-Bike Rebate

Avon has recently launched a program that offers rebates of up to $400 for Avon residents who commute to work or run errands around town.

How to apply:

With three options available, you can get a good deal and have more reasons to explore Avon's scenic bike paths
Option 1: New e-bike purchased in a store in Eagle County (minimum price $1,000): $400
Option 2: New e-bike purchased online (minimum price $400): $200
Option 3: Used e-bike (minimum price $400): $200

Denver E-Bike and E-Cargo Bike Rebate Vouchers

With steep hills and other challenges, biking in Denver City can sometimes be daunting for riders. This is why the City and County of Denver offer ebike and e-cargo bike instant rebates to Denver residents. Any Denver resident who is at least 18 years old can apply for the rebate, and there are three types of rebate vouchers available. The Standard Rebate offers up to $300 for an e-bike or up to $500 for an e-cargo bike, while the Income-Qualified Rebate provides up to $1,200 for an e-bike and up to $1,400 for an e-cargo bike. The Adaptive Rebate is specifically for individuals with disabilities and offers up to $1,400 for an adaptive e-bike.

How to apply:

To apply, visit the Denver climate rebates project and submit an online application.

Durango E-Bike Rebate

The rebates offered by LPEA range from $50 to $300, depending on the type of electric equipment you purchase. Snow blowers, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, trimmers/pruners, power washers, chainsaws, and electric bikes are all eligible for rebates. The maximum combined rebate per member per year is $300, aside from riding lawnmowers, which do not qualify.

How to apply:

To be eligible for the LPEA rebates, you must submit your application within 90 days of purchasing the equipment. You will need to provide proof of purchase and equipment details. The rebates are remitted as a bill credit, meaning you will receive credit towards your electricity bill once your application is approved.

Edwards E-Bike Rebate

In Edwards, you can receive a rebate of up to $200 for your e-bike purchase. The rebate is available for Edwards residents who want to replace their commutes to work and other car trips with e-bikes. The cost of the e-bike must be over $500 to be eligible for the rebate.

How to apply:

Check Edwards Ebike Rebate eligibility requirements and click HERE for the Application.

Granby E-Bike Rebate

MPE offers a 25% discount on e-bikes, up to $150.

How to apply:

To qualify for rebates, visit the MPE REBATES project.

Glenwood Springs E-Bike Rebate

Holy Cross Energy is offering a $50 rebate when you purchase a new e-bike for running errands or commuting to work.

How to apply:

Head to a local retailer or order your E-Bike online. To get your E-Bike rebate, check out Holy Cros Qualifications for the $50 e-Bike rebate and complete the online rebate application.

Gunnison E-Bike Rebate

These types of all-electric outdoor power equipment purchased by co-op members are eligible for a GCEA rebate. GCE offers a 25% discount on e-bikes, up to $150.

How to apply:

Completed rebate application and final itemized invoice copy.

Holyoke, Sterling, Ovid area E-Bike Rebate

25% of cost up to: $150 for walk-behind mower, bicycles or electric snow blowers, up to $250 for 2-stage electric snow blower, up to $50 for electric leaf blower, pruner, trimmer and power washer, up to $100 for electric chainsaws and up to $1,000 for electric riding mowers. 50% of cost up to $25 for additional batteries purchased with or for qualifying equipment must be included with original purchase rebate application. Maximum yearly outdoor equipment rebate of $300 per account, except riding lawn mowers (stand-alone $1,000 cap per member account).

How to apply:

Eligible rebates must be submitted within 90 days of purchase. Rebate amounts under $50 will be issued as a credit on the Highline account. All rebate requests must include itemized payment receipts (including product model number) and ENERGY STAR® verification documentation where stated.

Vail E-Bike Rebate:

The e-bike rebate program is designed to encourage more people to use e-bikes for transportation instead of cars or other motor vehicles.

Rebate Tiers:

Tier 1: E-bikes purchased at retailers in the Town of Vail are eligible for a $300 rebate. Tier 2: E-bikes purchased at any other retailer outside of the Town of Vail are eligible for a $200 rebate.

How to apply:

To be eligible for the rebate, you must be a resident or employee of the Town of Vail and agree to use the e-bike to replace vehicle miles. More information about ebike rebate rules.

Colorado Statewide E-Bike Rebate:

Colorado offers a rebate for residents who purchase an e-bike. The rebate amount varies based on the bike's wattage, as well as the resident's income.

How to apply:

To receive the equipment rebate, you must meet certain income eligibility criteria. The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has established income tiers that determine the maximum rebate amount for which you are eligible. Learn more and submit the application.

Connecticut E-Bike Tax Credits and Rebates

At this time the application portal is closed due to overwhelming demand.

District of Columbia Electric Bike Rebates and Tax Credits

Washington DC E-Bike Tax Credits and Rebates

The D.C. Council recently passed a bill that aims to get fewer cars and more e-bikes on the streets of Washington D.C. The legislation provides incentives for residents to purchase e-bikes, using a tiered subsidy program based on income.
For lower-income residents eligible for SNAP and TANF:
  • Up to $2,000 for the purchase of a qualifying cargo e-bike
  • Up to $1,500 for the purchase of a qualifying e-bike
  • Up to $300 for a replacement battery
  • Up to $250 for annual maintenance
  • Up to $250 for e-bike parts to accommodate riders with disabilities.
  • Up to $150 for a bike lock
For all other residents:
  • Up to $1,000 for the purchase of a qualifying cargo e-bike
  • Up to $750 for the purchase of a qualifying e-bike
  • Up to $150 for a replacement battery2
  • Up to $125 for e-bike parts to accommodate riders with disabilities
  • Up to $25 for annual maintenance
  • Up to $75 for a bike lock

How to apply:

The D.C. Council's recent approval of the e-bike subsidy bill is an exciting development for anyone interested in greener and healthier transportation options. Learn More.

Florida E-Bike Tax Credits and Rebates

Tampa E-Bike Tax Credits and Rebates

The eBike Voucher Program is designed to provide a monetary discount on the purchase of new electric bicycles to qualified and approved applicants. The program targets City of Tampa residents and businesses, encouraging people to shift to more sustainable modes of transportation, and ultimately reduce emissions throughout the city. The vouchers provided by the program range in value from $500 to $2,000. The value of the voucher depends on the type of voucher and the income qualifications of the applicant.

How to apply:

Check the steps to get started: eBike Program Voucher.

Georgia E-Bike Tax Credits and Rebates

At the time, the e-bike incentive program was proposed. If Atlanta's program moves forward, the city would use $1 million in federal funding to shore up the rebate program.

Hawaii E-Bike Rebates

The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is offering a rebate program that makes up to $500 or 20% of the retail price available for eligible purchases of newly purchased e-bikes and e-mopeds. Take a closer look at how the program works and how you can participate: HAWAII ELECTRIC BIKE AND MOPED REBATE.

Iowa E-Bike Rebates

Bloomington E-Bike Rebates

The City of Bloomington is taking big steps towards a greener future by introducing a program that aims to reduce the number of vehicles on their roads. The program involves offering up to $1,000 to residents who purchase electric bikes or e-bikes as they're colloquially known, to encourage people to rely less on single-occupancy motor vehicles. The program targets local residents by offering 30 vouchers each worth $500 and 15 vouchers each worth $1,000 that only low-income residents can apply for.

How to apply:

Check if you meet standard requirements and submit the application.

Maine E-Bike Rebates

South Portland Ebike Rebates and Tax Credits:

The table below outlines the current Electrify Everything! To receive these rebates, you must provide the City with receipt proof of purchase.

How to apply:

Check out current rebate options and fill out the Electrify Everything! Application online or in person at 829 Sawyer Street (formerly 496 Ocean St)

Maine Statewide Ebike Rebates and Tax Credits:

A new proposal that is gaining support from environmentalists and retailers aims to allow e-bike buyers to qualify for an Efficiency Maine rebate program. If approved, the program would offer cash incentives ranging between $500 and $7,500 for the purchase of electric bicycles, learn more.

Massachusetts E-Bike Incentives

Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard Ebike Rebates and Tax Credits:

The Cape Light Compact is offering income-eligible participants vouchers that can be used at participating bike shops to cover 75% of the cost of a Class 1 e-bike, or up to $1,200. Currently, eligible customers will be placed on a waitlist.

Worcester E-Bike Incentives:

The MassBike has recently been awarded a grant through MassCEC’s ACT4All Program to conduct a two-year electric bike program in the City of Worcester. This program aims to distribute around 100 e-bikes and track their usage among select populations, empowering individuals and communities to make cleaner and more sustainable choices.

How to apply:

If you're interested in getting a discounted or free regular, non-e-bike, please contact Worcester Earn-A-Bike for ways in which you can access one in working condition or build one yourself through their program.

Massachusetts Statewide:

With $1M in rebates, Massachusetts is one of the most generous states when it comes to promoting e-bikes. The state has offered $500 rebates to consumers as well as $750 rebates for low-income consumers. The rebate program will undoubtedly help people who have financial constraints when it comes to purchasing an e-bike. Learn more.

Michigan E-Bike Rebates

Ann Arbor Ebike Rebates and Tax Credits:

The Community E-bike Discount Program was created to encourage the purchase of electric bicycles in Ann Arbor. The program offers residents a $150 rebate for new e-bike purchases of two different e-bike models: the Magnum Pathfinder and the Raleigh Detour iE ST.
To learn more about the Community E-bike Discount Program, visit HERE.

Michigan Statewide Ebike Rebates and Tax Credits:

The proposed Michigan bill, if passed, could make e-bikes more accessible to people who are less fortunate. The bill includes a cap of $500 for low to moderate-income households, while those in low-income households could receive up to $1,250. The Michigan House Transportation Budget has allocated $5 million dollars to fund bikes in Michigan cities.

Minnesota Electric Bike Rebates

Minnesota Statewide Ebike Rebates and Tax Credits:
The e-bike incentive program, which has an overall cap of $2 million, residents purchasing e-bikes from in-state retailers can now enjoy up to $1,500 worth of ebike tax credit. This is thanks to the amendment of State Senator Omar Fateh, which allows a credit equivalent to 75% of the purchase price plus additional benefits such as helmets, locks, bags, and reflective clothing.

How to apply:

To get the eBike rebate you will need to submit an application to the Minnesota Department of Revenue in order to obtain a rebate certificate. The rebate certificate will be redeemable at qualified retailers. Also, bike shops must apply to become qualified retailers to participate in the program.

New Mexico E-Bike Rebates

Senate Bill 343 has been proposed, which would provide cash rebates to e-bike retailers who sell these bikes to low-income customers. Under the proposed bill, e-bike retailers who sell bikes to low-income residents will receive cash rebates of up to $1,200 or the cost of the bike (whichever is lower). The bill requires around $5 million from the general fund to give these rebates to the retailers. Through these rebates, the bill ensures that low-income residents can purchase e-bikes at a reduced cost and understand the benefits that come with riding an e-bike.

New York E-Bike Rebates

Bronx & Brooklyn E-Bike Incentives:

The Equitable Commute Project (ECP) partners with Spring Bank to provide affordable e-bike loans to employees or participating organizations. Under this program, eligible borrowers can avail of loans ranging from $500 to $2,500, with low-interest rates and flexible repayment terms. Check out this E-Bike Loan.

Buffalo & Niagara Falls:

The East Side Bike Club and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative are two community-based organizations that are working towards increasing access to e-bikes in underserved communities. The groups have launched an e-bike library initiative that provides free e-bike rentals to community members. Participants in the program can rent the bikes for a period of one week, and other community members can rent the bikes on a first-come, first-served basis.

New York City E-Bike Rebates:

The Ride Clean Rebate Program aims to incentivize the use of clean and sustainable transportation methods that can help reduce air pollution while promoting physical activity. The program provides a substantial discount per bicycle or electric scooter purchased. The rebate percentage is set at fifty percent with a maximum available rebate amount of $1,100. Learn more.