Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Electric bikes are an increasingly popular type of electric vehicle used by individuals and businesses in Colorado. Coloradoans are using electric cargo bikes and fat tire electric bikes to replace vehicle trips. Electric bikes are more accessible and affordable than electric motor vehicles, and have the added benefits of reducing traffic congestion and health benefits for electric bike riders.
At the Federal level, the EBike incentive included in Build Back Better is stuck in traffic at the US Senate. (We need a dedicated bike lane for this kind of legislation.)
This article identifies the cities and utilities that offer electric bike rebates in Colorado.
Colorado E Bike Incentives
While there are state-level Colorado incentives for the purchase of electric and hybrid electric plug-in motor vehicles and trucks, the State of Colorado does not currently offer any incentives for the purchase of electric bikes. The Colorado Department of Transportation and several local governments offer e-bike sharing programs.
Local Colorado Electric Bike Incentives
The good news: electric bike incentives can be found in many parts of Colorado, particularly rural counties. Most electric bike rebates are awarded after you buy your electric bike. Save your proof of purchase and submit your application to the agency awarding the rebate. Electric bike rebates generally only apply to new electric bike purchases - retrofit kits do not qualify.
Here’s a rundown of current electric bike rebates and incentives in Colorado:
City of Glenwood Springs Electric Bike Incentives
Glenwood Springs Electric customers can get a $200 rebate for the purchase of an ebike.
Empire Electric Association EBike Rebate (Cortez)
Customers of the Empire Electric Association in Cortez receive up to $150 rebate on the purchase of an ebike in Colorado.
Gunnison County Electric Association E-Bike Rebate
Customers of the GCEA can enjoy up to a $150 rebate on the purchase of an e-bike.
Yampa Valley Electric Association Electric Bicycle Rebate
Customers of the Yampa Valley Electric Association can get up to $150 rebate on an electric bicycle.
Roaring Fork and Eagle Valley Communities Served by Holy Cross Energy
The 44,500 members served by Holy Cross Energy are eligible to receive a $50 rebate off a new e-bike. That’s especially attractive for full-time residents of Edwards and Avon, as the rebate can be on top of the rebates those cities offer (see below).
The Holy Cross website lists Roaring Fork valley and Eagle valley e-bike retailers, but we confirmed that residents can purchase a Built in Colorado electric bike from FattE Bikes.
Edwards Metro District Electric Bike Rebate
Edwards is showing real leadership by providing Full-time residents of the Edwards Metro District a $200 rebate per ebike purchased on top of the $50 rebate offered by Holy Cross Energy. The ebike must be intended for use for transportation to and from work, so at the minimum ride it to a coffee shop and work a little, then go have a fun ride and use it to run errands. Funding is limited, so order your built in Colorado electric bike now!
City of Avon Electric Bike Rebate
The City of Avon has a generous rebate for electric bike purchases. Full-time residents can enjoy a $200 electric bike rebate off a minimum ebike purchase price of $1,000, so long the buyer “intends to use the e-bike to offset vehicle miles.” That’s also on top of the $50 rebate offered by Holy Cross Energy. Way to go City of Avon!
La Plata Electric Association
Customers of the LPEA in Durango can get up to $150 rebate on an electric bicycle. There’s a lot of good reasons to ride an electric bike in Durango!
Highline Electric Association
Electric bike rebates in Colorado aren’t limited to the mountain valley towns of western Colorado. Customers of the Highline Electric Association in the Phillips County area of northeastern Colorado can receive up to $150 off the purchase of an e-bike. Nice job HEA!
Longmont Power and Communications Electric Bike Rebate
Longmont residents can get electric bike rebates from Longmont Power and Communications, which offers $500-$1000 rebates depending on income status. FattE-Bikes is authorized to sell Longmont residents ebikes with rebate eligibility, so long as we deliver to you. Bonus! We offer FREE delivery to your Longmont address (a $200 value). Apply Here for Your Longmont Ebike Rebate
City of Denver
Starting April 22, 2022, Denver has rebates for ebikes purchased at qualifying brick and mortar stores in Denver. Residents can get $400 off an ebike or $900 off an electric cargo bike. Income qualifying residents get $1200 off an ebike or $1700 of an e cargo bike. Learn more about Denver rebates for ebikes.
The program launched with overwhelming success, with 3,250 vouchers issued within the first couple of weeks. Each voucher recipient has 60 days to use the voucher before it expires. As vouchers expire, the City will have a series of release dates for new vouchers:
The release dates for 2022 are:
- Monday, July 11
- Monday, August 1
- Tuesday, September 6
- Monday, October 3
- Monday, November 7
- Monday, December 5
San Miguel Power Association
Customers of the SMPA, from Ridgeway to Telluride to Slick Rock, can get a $150 rebate off the purchase of an electric bike. You can get the same amount off an electric lawnmower, but which is more fun?
More information about the San Miguel Power Association electric bike rebate can be found HERE.
Know of new Colorado electric bike rebates? Let us know and we will update this article!