Denver E-Bike Rebate Program Proves Wildly Popular

The city is temporarily pausing applications after the program ran out of funds less than a month after the city announced it.

May 19, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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“Less than three weeks from its launch, the City of Denver reached its limit for rebates for the popular e-bike rebate program,” writes Jennifer McRae for CBS Denver. 

Grace Rink, Denver’s chief climate officer, says “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.”

According to the article, “Since the program launched on Earth Day, the city 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.” The program awarded $400 or $1,200 vouchers based on the type of bike and income qualifications.

The city plans to release more applications as funds become available.

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