Statewide E-Bike Incentive Program Launched, Vermont 2022
5 minutes Date Enacted: Jun 9, 2022
Credit: Jan Zmuda from the Noun Project
To encourage residents to limit personal automobile use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the State of Vermont along with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) established an incentive program for e-bike purchases. Through this program, qualified Vermont residents can receive rebates when they purchase a new e-bike. Rebate amounts are tiered, based on income and tax status, and are good for up to 50% of a bike’s purchase price, up to $400. VTrans has $100,000 available for the program, obtainable to purchasers at a first-come, first-served basis.
With the transportation sector causing roughly 27% of the country’s carbon emissions, incentive programs like these, which encourage people to opt for more sustainable forms of mobility, are a key piece of building more environmentally friendly communities.