California E-bike Incentive Project
What does it fund?
Point-of-sale voucher incentives for the purchase of electric bicycles (e-bikes), including cargo e-bikes and adaptive e-bikes.
Who is eligible for funds?
Residents 18 years or older with an annual household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Additional incentives are available for those in a disadvantaged or low-income community, or who have an annual household income at or below 225% of FPL.
Are there recent policy changes?
The project is still in the developmental phase with a targeted statewide launch in Fall 2023. There are currently no policy changes that will affect the project.
How does this program provide benefits to priority populations?
Voucher incentives prioritize consumers who have a household income at or below 300% of FPL. Additionally, consumers who have a household income at or below 225% of FPL or live in a low-income or disadvantaged community will receive extra funding towards the purchase of an eligible e-bike. The California E-bike Incentive Project will also provide benefits to consumers through access to clean technology that will reduce GHG emissions, reduce transportation costs, and increase the amount of reliable clean transportation in communities that need it.
How do I access funds?
Applicants that successfully submit an application and meet all of the eligibility requirements can redeem their voucher at any of the participating retailers throughout the state. At the point of sale, the voucher will be used to discount the purchase of an e-bike. Retailers will then submit the purchase information to the administrator to receive a check for the discount provided to the applicant.
Cumulative Outcomes as of November 2022
The California E-bike Incentive Project is still under development and does not have any outcomes at this time.
- General Fund
Last updated: August 2023