Electric Bicycle (E-Bike) Incentive Program
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, and a summary of the responses received is forthcoming.
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).
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Content last updated August 4, 2022.