As ebikes become more popular for sustainable transportation, many states and local governments are offering rebates and incentives to make them more accessible. Here is the latest information on ebike rebates and incentives across the United States for 2024.

Alabama

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Alaska

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Arizona

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Arkansas

No state or regional incentives currently available.

California

Statewide:

  • The California Air Resources Board (CARB) offers up to $1,750 for standard, cargo, or adaptive ebikes, with additional incentives for low-income residents.
  • Several regional programs also exist, such as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District offering a $7,500 credit for trading in older vehicles.

Regional Programs:

  • Alameda: Up to $300 for standard customers and $600 for income-qualified customers.
  • Contra Costa County: $150-$500 depending on income.
  • San Mateo County: Up to $1,000 or 80% of purchase price.
  • Santa Clara: Up to $300, with an additional $200 for income-qualified customers.
  • Healdsburg: $300-$700 depending on purchase location and income qualification.
  • San Diego County: Loan-to-own program through Pedal Ahead.
  • Santa Cruz: $400-$800 for city employees or those working downtown.

Colorado

Statewide:

  • Starting April 1, 2024, Colorado offers a $450 tax credit for ebike purchases.
  • Avon: $200 rebate for ebikes purchased in Eagle County.
  • Denver: $400-$1,200 rebate depending on income.
  • Durango: Up to $300 rebate through La Plata Electric Association.
  • Colorado offers a $450 point-of-sale rebate for e-bike purchases to all residents from participating retailers, requiring proof of a Colorado address (Colorado Energy Office).

Connecticut

  • Rebates of at least $500 on ebike purchases under $3,000 for income-qualified residents.
  • The Connecticut E-Bike Incentive Program provides up to $500 in standard vouchers and an additional $1,000 for those qualifying under the Voucher+ program, which includes low-income residents and those living in disadvantaged communities. Applicants must apply before purchasing an e-bike from a participating retailer (CT.gov).

Delaware

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Florida

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Georgia

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Hawaii

  • Act 306 provides a 20% rebate up to $500 for students, low-income residents, and those without a motor vehicle.

Idaho

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Illinois

  • Legislation is in progress to include ebikes in the state's Electric Vehicle Rebate Act.

Indiana

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Iowa

  • Legislation is in progress for various ebike incentives.

Kansas

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Kentucky

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Louisiana

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Maine

  • Includes ebikes in its electric vehicle rebate program.

Maryland

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Massachusetts

  • Up to $800 for moderate-income residents and up to $1,200 for low-income residents.
  • The Massachusetts E-Bike Rebate Program offers financial incentives to support the purchase of electric bicycles. The program provides up to $800 for moderate-income residents and up to $1,200 for low-income residents. Additionally, an extra $150 is available for accessories like helmets and locks. This initiative is part of the broader Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) Program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean transportation options across the state. For the latest updates and application details, you can visit the MOR-EV Program website (Mass.gov).

Michigan

  • Legislation is in progress for various ebike incentives.

Minnesota

  • Minnesota offers rebates up to $1,500 based on income, with the program starting in July 2024. This aims to support clean transportation and reduce emissions (Minnesota Department of Revenue).

Mississippi

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Missouri

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Montana

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Nebraska

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Nevada

No state or regional incentives currently available.

New Hampshire

No state or regional incentives currently available.

New Jersey

  • Pending legislation for a rebate program offering up to $2,000.

New Mexico

  • Pending legislation for a $1,200 instant rebate for low-income residents.

New York

  • Proposed legislation to extend the Drive Clean Rebate program to include ebikes, potentially offering up to $1,100 rebates.
  • The Drive Clean Rebate program in New York, managed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), offers significant rebates for electric vehicles. Although there isn't a specific mention of a dedicated e-bike rebate, this program might expand to include e-bikes as part of New York's broader clean transportation initiatives. For the most current information, visit the NYSERDA website.

North Carolina

  • Raleigh: The Ral-E-Bike program offers $500-$1,500 rebates starting Spring 2024.

North Dakota

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Ohio

  • Columbus: Pilot program offering $500-$1,200 rebates.

Oklahoma

  • Pending legislation for a $200 tax credit.

Oregon

  • Proposed statewide rebates up to $1,200.
  • Regional programs in Ashland and Eugene offer $300-$600 rebates.
  • Oregon proposes rebates up to $1,200 for standard e-bikes and up to $1,700 for cargo e-bikes to promote sustainable transportation. These incentives are designed to encourage residents to adopt cleaner transportation methods and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more details, visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality or the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program's official pages.

Pennsylvania

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Rhode Island

  • Rebates up to $350 or 30% of the purchase price, with higher amounts for income-qualified residents.

South Carolina

No state or regional incentives currently available.

South Dakota

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Tennessee

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Texas

  • Austin Energy: The E-Ride Rebate program provides up to $600 for individual e-bike purchases and up to $1,300 for low-income residents through their Customer Assistance Program (CAP). Applications must be submitted within 60 days of purchase. This program supports sustainable urban transportation and helps reduce traffic congestion. More information can be found on the Austin Energy website.

Utah

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Vermont

  • Income-qualified vouchers offering $400-$800.
  • The State of Vermont offers a statewide incentive program for e-bikes. As of April 2024, the funding for the e-bike incentive program has been fully distributed. However, there are other ongoing programs like Electrify Your Fleet, which provides up to $2,500 for replacing internal combustion engine vehicles with electric alternatives, including e-bikes, for businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. For more information on these programs, visit the Vermont Agency of Transportation website.

Virginia

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Washington

  • Rebates up to $1,200 depending on income.

West Virginia

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Wisconsin

No state or regional incentives currently available.

Wyoming

No state or regional incentives currently available.

As ebikes continue to grow in popularity as a sustainable transportation option, more states are introducing rebates and incentives to make them accessible to everyone. Stay informed and take advantage of these programs to make your ebike purchase more affordable. For the latest updates, be sure to check the official state websites and stay tuned to Euphree for more ebike news and information.

Daniel Basaldua