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Electric Bicycle (E-Bike) Incentive Program


E-Bike Request for Proposals

DEEP released a request for proposals on November 8, 2022 to eligible contractors for the development of a statewide E-Bike Incentive Program. Once selected, the program project design will be developed by early January and the program will launch in late winter/early Spring 2023.

E-Bike Request for Information
DEEP issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain data and feedback necessary to design and implement an E-bike incentive program. The response period closed on July 27, 2022. The collected E-Bike RFI responses and a summary of the responses are provided below:
E-Bike Public Listening Session
DEEP held a public listening session on July 21, 2022 via Zoom. At the listening session DEEP provided brief introductory remarks and heard from stakeholders on recommendations on the design of Connecticut's E-bike program. The listening session presentation and recording are available at the links below:
  On May 10, 2022, Governor Lamont signed Public Act (PA) 22-25, An Act Concerning the Connecticut Clean Air Act (Act). Section 7 of the Act requires DEEP to establish and administer a program to provide rebates and/or vouchers to residents of the state who purchase an E-bike as well as requiring DEEP to establish and revise, as necessary, maximum income eligibility requirements.

Per the Act, any such rebate and/or voucher must be:

  • at least $500
  • limited to an eligible E-bike with an MSRP of $3,000 or less
  • designed to maximize the air quality benefits associated with the deployment of E-bikes and
  • prioritize providing vouchers to residents of:
    • environmental justice (EJ) communities,
    • residents having household incomes at or below three hundred percent of the federal poverty level, and residents who participate in certain state and federal assistance programs (LMI). 

Additional Resources

CHEAPR Board Presentation - June 16, 2022

CHEAPR Board Presentation - September 15, 2022

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) + Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)


Content last updated November 8, 2022.