Vermont Rebates

Vermont Rebates

Vermont introduced two new programs to incentivize e-bikes, both of which were recently signed into law. The first is a Replace Your Ride E-Bike Program, which helps low-income Vermonters replace aging, inefficient and high-emitting internal combustion engine vehicles. The incentive amount has increased to up to $5,000 for income-eligible Vermonters. The Replace Your Ride incentive can be combined with other incentives and used to purchase a new or used EV, an e-bike, or a mobility voucher for public transit or other clean transportation options.

The second program, theElectrify Your Fleet program, will launch soon and provide incentives of $2,500 to eligible Vermont municipalities, business entities and nonprofit mobility service organizations for approved electric mobility options. This includes electric bicycles and electric cargo bicycles with a base MSRP of $6,000.00 or less; and adaptive electric cycles with any base MSRP.

Lastly, Vermont's original e-bike incentive program first launched in 2022 and contributed to 279 e-bike purchases before funding was depleted. The program relaunched this summer and offers $400 for standard eBikes and $800 for electric cargo bikes or adaptive electric cycles to eligible Vermonters. Over 140 applications have been approved to date, which amounts to over $70,000. Just over $50,000 in incentive funding remains available.

Barton Village, Village of Enosburg Falls, Hardwick Electric Department, Village of Johnson, Village of Jacksonville, Ludlow Electric Light Department, Lyndonville Electric Department, Morrisville Water & Light Department, Northfield Electric Department, Village of Orleans, or Swanton Village: Receive a $100 rebate for purchase of an e-bike or retrofit kit through the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority. VPPSA customers can simply complete their online form and submit proof of purchase and the bike’s serial number to get this after-purchase rebate. 

Burlington: Burlington residents are eligible for a $200 rebate on e-bikes purchased from either a local store or online retailer. To receive the discount from a local store, bring your ID and a piece of mail with your address on it to the Burlington Electric Department to receive a coupon for $200 off. If you purchased online, you must submit an application after you purchase in order to get the rebate. 

Burlington, Brattleboro, Montpelier, Upper Valley & Other Cities: Local Motion & other statewide partners offer e-bike libraries throughout the state to those looking to try out an e-bike for free. E-bikes must be reserved in advance and can typically be rented Thursday-Monday. 

Colchester & Surrounding Areas: Green Mountain Power customers looking to switch car miles for e-bike miles can save $200 on an e-bike purchased from a local retailer. Customers must show a GMP energy statement, account number and address within the GMP territory at time of purchase to take advantage of this rebate. 

Stowe: The Stowe Electric Department offers customers a $200 post-purchase rebate on a Class 1 e-bike purchase. Simply fill out the online application and submit a receipt to receive these savings. 

Washington Electric Coop Service Areas: WEC members can receive up to a $200 rebate for an in-state e-bike purchase. This program is set to expire at the end of this year.

Vermont Statewide: The Vermont State Legislature is currently reviewing a bill that gives a $200-$400 rebate to e-bike purchasers depending upon income. The bill is sitting with the Committee on Transportation. 

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