State-wide E-Bike Rebate Program Launched in Rhode Island
5 minutes Date Enacted: Oct 24, 2022
Credit: Jan Zmuda from the Noun Project
Recognizing the role electric mobility can have on reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality, Rhode Island officials began offering rebates for the purchase of e-bikes. A total of $250,000 in rebates are available, $150,000 of which is reserved for low-to-moderate income residents. Rebates for most purchasers is either $400 or 30% of the final purchase price of the bicycle, whichever is greater. Low income purchasers can get rebates of up to $1,000 or 75% of the final purchase price. The program is available to all Rhode Island residents 18 and older who purchase e-bikes within the state. Once the bike is purchased, participants can submit an application to receive their rebate.
Electric micromobility can be an active, environmentally-friendly substitute to personal cars, and incentive programs like Rhode Island’s are key in reducing congestion, improving air quality, and reaching sustainability goals.