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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). 

Additional Resources

CHEAPR Board Presentation - June 16, 2022

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

 

Content last updated August 4, 2022.