Denver’s final round of 2023 e-bike rebates will be released on Tuesday, November 28th, at 11 a.m. The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and it’s expected that all rebates will be claimed within just 10 minutes.
Denver offers three types of e-bike rebates. The standard rebate provides a $300 discount on e-bikes, while cargo e-bikes receive a $500 discount. Income-qualified Denver residents can save up to $1,200 on an e-bike and up to $1,400 on a cargo e-bike.
For income-qualified rebates, residents must have a household income below 60% of the state’s median income or fall below 200% of the federal poverty level.
There is also an adaptive rebate option for individuals with disabilities, with potential savings of up to $1,400. However, the application process for this rebate differs from the standard and income-qualified rebates. Applicants must submit proof of Denver residency and a letter from a medical professional confirming a disabling condition.
Residents must create an account on the city website before applying for a rebate. After an account is created, the city will send a verification code to the resident’s email address.
To be eligible, applicants must provide proof of residency, such as a Colorado driver’s license, utility bill, or bank statement.
While standard and income-qualified e-bike rebates will only be available during the November 28th window, Denver residents can apply for the adaptive e-bike rebate at any time.
Denver residents have 60 days to take advantage of their e-bike rebates after they get approved.
According to Denver7, Denver’s e-bike rebate program replaces 4.1 million vehicle miles annually. It also eliminates 1,447 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and saves residents $1 million in fuel and maintenance costs.
Denver’s e-bike rebate program was so successful that it inspired the Colorado government to launch a new statewide rebate.
Starting on April 1, 2024, Colorado residents will get $450 off the purchase of an e-bike at the point of sale. The rebate will be available to residents of all income levels. In addition, it can be combined with Denver’s local rebates.
Denver residents can subscribe to the city’s climate newsletter to get early notification of future rebate releases.
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