Electric Bikes (E-Bikes)

E-Bike and E-Cargo Bike Instant Rebates

The October e-bike rebate application is now closed. If you’ve already applied for a rebate, your application will be processed within 10 business days. We are planning to reopen the e-bike rebate application on November 7. Stay in the know and sign-up for notifications for when the application is live again.

What is an e-bike?

E-bikes are electric bicycles with a motor that gives riders a boost. E-bikes use rechargeable batteries and travel up to 28 m.p.h. When you use an e-bike to get around, you can: 

  • Save thousands of dollars per year on fuel and maintenance by replacing daily car trips with e-bike rides 
  • Bike greater distances and across harder terrain 
  • Set aside worries about arriving sweaty at your destination 
  • Reduce your carbon footprint while running errands or commuting to work 

3780
e-bike vouchers have been redeemed in Denver
(as of September 30, 2022)

How do I get a rebate voucher?

For voucher application status or if you have trouble using your voucher, email denverrebatelogins@aptim.com

A limited number of e-bike rebate vouchers are available each month. Rebate vouchers can be used for an upfront discount on the purchase price of an e-bike from a participating bike shop. There are two types of rebate vouchers available.

  • Standard Rebate: As a Denver resident, you can save up to $400 on the purchase of an e-bike or up to $900 on the purchase of an e-cargo bike.
  • Income-Qualified Rebate: If you meet our income-qualified requirements, you can save up to $1,200 on the purchase of an e-bike or up to $1,700 on the purchase of an e-cargo bike.

The next round of rebate vouchers will be available on Monday, October 3, at 8 a.m. To be notified leading up to and on rebate voucher application release days, please subscribe to our newsletter. You can also bookmark the rebate voucher application portal so you’re ready to go on application release days: www.denverclimaterebates.com. Please note, you cannot register or start on your application ahead of time.

Process for Getting an E-Bike Rebate Voucher

This is a very popular program. We expect e-bike rebate vouchers to be gone within minutes of the application portal opening. If you miss out on getting a rebate voucher during October, another round of rebate vouchers will be available on Monday, November 7. We plan to continue offering e-bike rebate vouchers in 2023.

  1. When the application portal opens on Monday, October 3 at 8 a.m., go to www.denverclimaterebates.com. Register as a new user. You will receive an email with a verification code from our vendor partner, APTIM. Please allow up to 10 minutes to receive your verification code email, and be sure to check your spam and junk folders. If you request another verification code, the previous code will become invalid. Please be patient and do not request another verification code.
  2. Once you receive your verification code email, go back to www.denverclimaterebates.com. Enter your verification code, and complete the online application. The application requires your name, address, contact info, and 1-2 uploads (file size limit is 5MB). Please have your proof of residency and income-qualified documentation ready to upload during the application process (see “Participant Eligibility” below).
  3. Allow up to 10 business days for the initial review of your application. Once your application has been reviewed by APTIM and approved, you will receive an email from APTIM with an e-bike voucher code that can be used at a participating bike shop (see "Participating Bike Shops").

     

Participant Eligibility

To eligible for a e-bike rebate voucher, you must be a resident of Denver, Colorado and be 16 years of age or older. Proof of a physical Denver address is required. All documents presented must be dated within one year of application. Examples: 

  • Colorado Driver's License
  • Computer Generated Bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.) 
  • Bank Statement 
  • Pre-Printed Pay Stub 
  • 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), 
  • DD214 
  • Individuals who are unable to provide acceptable documents to verify their physical Denver, Colorado address may be eligible to provide alternative documents to meet the requirements 

To meet the income-qualified requirement, you must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

You can also meet the income-qualified requirement if you have a household income below 60% of the state of Colorado’s median income, below 200% of the relevant federal poverty level, or below 80% of area median income (use the cover page of last year's Form 1040 to prove your income is below the threshold; if Social Security is your only income source and you are not required to file taxes, use your Form SSA-1099). 

Instant Rebate Voucher Amounts

  • Up to $1,200 for income-qualified residents, up to $400 for non-income qualified residents 
  • Additional $500 for e-cargo bikes  
  • Instant rebate voucher amount covers the e-bike's retail cost and does not cover taxes or shipping
  • One e-bike per person 

E-Bike Eligibility

  • All classes of e-bikes (per the State of Colorado's e-bike definition)
    • 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 m.p.h.
    • 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 m.p.h.
    • 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 m.p.h.
  • Must have two or three wheels and fully operable pedals
  • The electric motor must be 750 watts or less and cannot be gas-powered
  • Full-suspension mountain bikes are excluded from the program
  • No minimum or maximum purchase price

 

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
  • Bike has an extended frame (long tail, long john, Bakfiet or box bike)
  • Bike's extended frame has a published cargo load carrying capacity of at least 100 lbs.


 

Redeeming Your E-Bike Rebate Voucher at a Participating Bike Shop

For voucher application status or if you have trouble using your voucher, email denverrebatelogins@aptim.com.

To qualify for the e-bike rebate, the e-bike must be purchased new from a participating bike shop for use by the e-bike rebate applicant and not for resale. The e-bike must be purchased on or after the launch of the e-bike Denver Climate Action Rebate program; rebates are not retroactive to past purchases. 

In order to participate in Denver’s e-bike rebate program, bike shops are required to have a brick and mortar retail location in Denver that sells qualifying e-bikes and provides on-site sales, service and repair. Bike shops are required to confirm that the name on each e-bike voucher matches the name of each e-bike buyer in-person at the time of purchase.  

Participating Bike Shops

Are you a bike shop interested in becoming a participating bike shop? Complete the bike shop intake survey.

E-Bike Libraries in Denver