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Community Access to Electric Bicycles Rebate Program

The e-bike rebate program has closed.

Individuals who are not selected during the final February application round will automatically be entered into a waitlist selection round that will take place in early-April. Placement on the waitlist does not guarantee a rebate. As expired, unused rebates from previous application rounds become available, the Colorado Energy Office will randomly select individuals from the waitlist to receive a rebate. The Colorado Energy Office will notify individuals via email if they have been randomly selected from the waitlist.

Although CEO does not anticipate receiving additional funding (past February 2024) for the statewide e-bike rebate program in the future, the office is preparing to launch a statewide e-bike tax credit on April 1, 2024. All Colorado residents will be eligible to receive this tax credit as a $450 point-of-sale discount on a qualified e-bike purchase from an authorized e-bike retailer through 2032.

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See the “Application Process” section below for more information about how to apply.

For more information or to speak with someone about the rebate program, please contact our customer service team:

Point-of-sale rebates are only available to those who complete a rebate application. If you applied previously, but were not selected to receive a rebate, you are eligible to apply again. Please log into your account on the application portal to submit a new pre-registration. If you did not apply previously, you will need to create an account on the application portal and then sign in to apply.

CEO will randomly select applicants to complete their application for a rebate. Randomly selected awardees will be notified via email the day the application window closes. If awarded a rebate, applicants have 48 hours to upload the required proof of residency and income-eligibility. Find the list of acceptable documentation below in the “Participant Eligibility” section.

As part of the application, applicants will be required to pre-select the rebate they want (e.g. e-bike, e-cargo bike, or adaptive e-bike). Once selected, an applicant cannot change to another e-bike type.

Applications will be reviewed within 10 business days. If there are any issues with an application, the applicant will be contacted and will have 10 calendar days to fix the issues (e.g., provide additional or different documentation). Applications must be approved before rebates are issued. Failure to provide any of the required application information will prevent processing of the application.

All rebates must be used within sixty (60) calendar days of issuance. Only one rebate per person is available at this time. Rebates may only be redeemed at participating bike retailers in Colorado (see “Participating Retailers” section below). The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the e-bike, nor can it include taxes or shipping costs.

If you need assistance with your application please contact the rebate program customer service:

To be eligible for an e-bike rebate, you must be a resident of the State of Colorado,18 years of age or older, and income-qualified. 

Proof of Address

Proof of a physical Colorado address is required. All documents must be dated within one year of application. Acceptable proof of address documents include:

  • Current valid Colorado Driver’s License or ID
  • Computer-generated bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
  • Printed bank statement
  • Pre-printed pay stub (from a period within the last 3 months)
  • First-class mail (from a government agency or court)
  • Current homeowner's, renter's, or motor vehicle insurance policy
  • Mortgage, lease, or rental contract
  • Transcript or report card from an accredited school
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • USPS Change of Address Form CNL107
  • DD Form 214

Individuals who are unable to provide any of these documents to verify physical State of Colorado address may be eligible to provide alternative documents. If you are unhoused in Colorado and receiving services from a government agency or non-profit organization, a dated letter on the organization's letterhead stating your situation may be accepted in place of one of the above documents.

Income Qualification

Income eligibility is determined by income and household size, based on the index Area Median Income (AMI) in an individual’s county of residence.

Low-Income Rebate

To meet the income-qualifications for the low-income rebate, your household income needs to be below 80% of the area median income (AMI).

Example: You live in Eagle County. There are 3 people in your household. Your household income would need to be below $85,200 to be eligible for the low-income rebate.

All proof of income documents must be dated within one year of application. Applicants must submit one of the following from the list of approved documents below:

  • First page of your 2022 Federal tax form 1040 (Line 11 – Adjusted Gross Income is used)
  • Proof of enrollment in any one of the following programs:
    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)  
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • If Social Security is the only source of income and individual is not required to file taxes, use form SSA-1099
    • State of Colorado Low-Income-Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    • Colorado’s Weather Assistance Program (WAP)
    • Xcel Energy’s Income Qualified DSM Programs (Line 11 – Adjusted Gross Income is used)
    • Xcel Income-Qualified Community Solar Garden Program
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Medicaid

Moderate-Income Rebate

To meet the income-qualifications for the moderate-income rebate, your household income needs to be between 80% - 100% of the area median income (AMI).

Example: You live in Eagle County. There are 3 people in your household. Your household income would need to be above $85,200 (80% AMI) but below $106,500 to be eligible for the moderate-income rebate. 

All proof of income documents must be dated within one year of application. Applicants must submit one of the following from the list of approved documents below:

  • First page of your 2022 Federal tax form 1040 (Line 11 – Adjusted Gross Income is used)
  • Proof of enrollment in any one of the following programs:
    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)  
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • If Social Security is the only source of income and individual is not required to file taxes, use form SSA-1099

Eligible Colorado residents can receive the following incentive amounts for a qualified e-bike purchase. The equipment incentive may be used to cover the costs of a helmet and/or lock, but not other accessories.

The rebate cannot cover sales tax or bike assembly. Sales tax is calculated on the actual retail price, not the discounted price after the rebate is applied. 

See income tier eligibility in the "Participant Eligibility" section above.

Rebate Voucher Amounts
Income Tier Base Incentive Amount Equipment Incentive E-Cargo Bike Incentive Adaptive E-Bike Incentive
Low-Income $1,100 +$100 +$300 +$250
Moderate-Income $500 +$100 +$300 +$250

Rebate recipients may redeem a rebate for the purchase of a standard e-bike that meets the following criteria:

  • Any class of e-bike (per the State of Colorado e-bike definition). Includes:
    • Class 1: an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 mph
    • Class 2: an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling but ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 mph
    • Class 3: an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 28 mph
  • Has two or three wheels and fully operable pedals
  • Electric motor is 750 watts or less; may not be gasoline-powered
  • Full-suspension mountain bikes are not eligible for this rebate
  • No minimum purchase price; maximum purchase price of $5,000

E-Cargo Bike Eligibility

E-cargo bicycles must have an extended frame designed to carry additional people or cargo. E-cargo bikes must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Designed to carry one or more passengers in addition to the rider OR designed to carry heavier or bulkier loads than a traditional bicycle can carry
  • Has an extended frame (long tail, long john, Bakfiet, or box bike)
  • Extended frame has a published cargo load carrying capacity of at least 100 lbs.
  • No minimum purchase price; maximum purchase price of $8,500

Adaptive E-Bike Eligibility

Adaptive e-bikes are electric bicycles that make cycling and riding a bike easier for the rider based on their individual and specific mobility needs and are for individuals unable to ride a standard e-bike. An adaptive e-bike may:

  • Have two or three wheels
  • Be a recumbent style e-bike
  • Be a standard e-bike that requires modifications

It is important to consider that not every retailer sells adaptive e-bikes and adaptive e-bikes can be significantly more expensive than standard e-bikes. There is no minimum purchase price; maximum purchase price of $8,500.

To qualify for the e-bike rebate, you must buy a new e-bike from a participating bike retailer. The e-bike must be for use by the e-bike applicant and not for resale. Rebates are not retroactive to past purchases. 
 

To qualify for the e-bike point-of-sale rebate, the e-bike must be purchased new from a participating e-bike retailer for use by the e-bike rebate applicant and not for resale. The e-bike must be purchased after receiving a rebate. Rebates are not retroactive to past purchases. 

Use the map and/or the list of participating retailers below to find an authorized e-bike retailer near you.


 

See list of participating retailers (in-person)

A limited number of online retailers who accept orders over the phone are participating in the rebate program. To redeem your order at a participating online retailer you must place an order over the phone, and not online, through their customer service line. Note that sales made online are not eligible for the rebate. 

See list of participating retailers (phone orders)

If you are a bike retailer interested in participating as a qualified retailer please fill out the application below:

Apply to be a qualified e-bike retailer

City and County of Denver

Residents of Denver are eligible to apply for the Statewide e-bike rebate program; however, they may not combine e-bike rebates from the State and the City and County of Denver on a single e-bike purchase.

Denver residents can apply for an e-bike rebate from Denver’s Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency Office. To learn more about that program please visit Denver’s Electric Bicycle Rebate webpage.

City of Boulder

Residents of Boulder are eligible to apply for the Statewide e-bike rebate program; however, they may not combine e-bike rebates from the State and the City of Boulder on a single e-bike purchase.

Boulder residents can apply for an e-bike rebate from the City of Boulder. To learn more about that program please visit Boulder's E-Bike Incentives webpage.