So here's the deal -
1) The program incentives are available to Vermont residents only and you need a current Vermont driver’s license or Vermont Non-Driver ID card. If a Vermont resident does not have a current Vermont driver’s license or Non-Driver ID card, a recent utility bill will do.
2) Incentives range from $200 to $400 depending on your income profile are available and only one electric bicycle rebate per eligible Vermont resident over the lifetime of the program.
3) This program is for Vermonters intending to purchase electric bicycles mainly for transportation
4) And here's the big surprise - it covers bike purchased online as well as in bike shops.
just ask us at VBike. Our bike consultations are free to all Vermonters...
In related news, the state of Colorado is looking to allocate a whopping $12 million for e-bike subsides! And that's part of a trend in Colorado with Denver leading the way with $400 rebates for e-bikes, $900 for e-cargo bikes, $1200 if you qualify for low-income and $1700 for low-income and you are purchasing an e-cargo bike! The program has been an amazing success.
And just so you know, in the US, more than 880,000 e-bikes were purchased 2021 (and that's likely not counting all the bikes that were converted). Meanwhile, far fewer electric cars and trucks were sold in 2021 - 608,000. Furthermore, the e-bikes sales is double the estimated 450,000 e-bikes that were sold in 2020.
The impact of this developing critical mass of e-bikes & e-cargo bikes is going to have a massive influence in next couple of years on our communities - in fact it already is. Don't be surprised as this manifests into something bigger than any of us ever expected.
You heard it right here. We've been "car bored" for too long - flat & uninspired. It's time to come back...