Denver’s E-Bike Rebate Moves to a Limited-Release Model
Published on May 12, 2022
In less than three weeks from the launch, the city reached capacity for rebates and demonstrated a clear demand for sustainable transportation
Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency’s (CASR) popular e-bike rebate program reached capacity Wednesday evening, surpassing the city’s expectations of residents who might be interested.
"Denver, we are amazed,” said Grace Rink, Denver’s chief climate officer. “There is a clear desire for e-bikes, and for trying a healthier and more sustainable way to get around our beautiful city. The work of our office is to find climate solutions that directly benefit residents, and I think we have a clear winner here.”
The e-bike rebate program will shift to a limited-release model as funding is available throughout the year. Interested Denver residents can sign up for notifications for when the application is live again.
Since the program launched on Earth Day, Denver has received 3,250 e-bike rebate applications. Forty percent of those applications are income-qualified, which accounts for 55% of the program’s available funding.
Residents who have already applied for a rebate will not be affected by the application pause, and those applications will be processed within 10 business days. Residents who have already received a rebate voucher will still be able to use it at a participating bike shop within 60 days of issuance.
Applications for home energy rebates are still open. Denver homeowners interested in electric upgrades such as heat pumps, water heaters and electric vehicle charging can work with an approved contractor to qualify for instant rebates of up to $9,000.