And so, we just learned that the e-bike rebates will see a bit of a boost from $200 to $250 for the climate action week. And while that rebate amount might sound very modest it has had a really awesome impact on e-bike sales throughout GMP's service area. In the Brattleboro area alone there's dozens of residents who have taken advantage of the original rebates, including folks like Brattleboro Town Manager Peter Ellwell and State Legislator Mollie Burke. These local residents are riding more often, further and just adding in way more overall biking for their everyday transportation. The rebates have been used for purchasing new e-bikes, used e-bikes and conversion kits installations.
And just so you know, this rebate became possible when Vermont adopted a new and innovative "renewable energy standard" in 2015 that included a provision incentivizing Vermont's utilities to replace fossil fuels with electric power. Arguably nothing can do that better than an e-bike.