Last Updated October 16, 2023
Electric Bike Rebates and Tax Credits
Latest Rebates and Tax Credits - Canada
Post-purchase rebate with vehicle trade-in
Step 1: Apply Step 2: scrap your car Step 3: get rebate. - the program offers up to $500 for Electric Bikes with a mission of replacing all of your car needs
Point-of-sale discount OR Post-purchase rebate
- 25% of the cost of a new electric bicycle up to a maximum of $750 - 25% of the cost of a new electric cargo bicycle up to a maximum of $1,500 - Eligible applicants include Yukon residents (2 rebates) and organizations/businesses registered in Yukon (10 rebates) - Rebates are calculated on the cost of the bicycle only and exclude costs such as accessories, shipping, and assembly. - Rebates can be applied for directly from the Yukon Government or from Yukon vendors.
Many countries and local governments offer rebates and subsidies for electric bikes. These incentives can range from discounts on the purchase price to tax credits and other forms of financial support. In some cases, the incentives are available for both new and used ebikes. Check with your local government to see if there are any incentives available in your area.
Point-of-sale discount OR Post-purchase rebate
Prince Edward Island E-Bike Incentive
The Government of Prince Edward Island is offering eligible Islanders and organizations a $500 rebate for those who purchase an e-Bike (Power Assisted Bicycle). Island residents are eligible for one e-Bike rebate per calendar year, while non-profits, businesses, public agencies, or any entity operating or registered in PEI (including Island municipalities, First Nations, Indigenous Organizations, and organizations that support Indigenous Peoples, but excluding provincial, crown, and federal government agencies) are eligible for up to five e-Bike rebates per calendar year. Eligible e-Bikes must retail for $1,200 (inclusive of sales and discounts, but exclusive of taxes and delivery fees) or more, have a maximum speed of 32 km/h, an electric motor of 500 watts or less, two or three wheels that touch the ground, a maximum weight of 120kg, and meet all other regulations as set out by the Highway Safety Act. Some retailers in Prince Edward Island will be offering a Point-of-Sale Incentive for e-Bikes, which automatically subtracts the $500 rebate from the total cost of the bike. Island residents and organizations can also purchase their e-Bike online or from a different retailer, and apply for the rebate after the purchase.
Electrify Nova Scotia
The Electrify Rebate Program in Nova Scotia offers rebates for the purchase or lease of qualifying BEVs, PHEVs and e-bikes purchased or leased from dealerships and retailers located in Nova Scotia on or after February 24, 2021. E-bikes retailing for $1,200 or over are eligible for a $500 rebate. All rebates must be applied at the time of purchase from the dealership. Used e-bikes and new e-bikes ordered from third-party online retailers such as Amazon and Alibaba.com, directly from e-bike makers, or from individual private sellers are not eligible for a rebate.
Sales tax waiver
BC Provincial Sales Tax E-Bike Discount
The government of British Columbia does not offer any rebates or subsidies for the purchase of e-bikes. However, e-bikes qualify for an exemption from PST (Provincial Sales Tax) when certain requirements are met. To qualify, an e-bike must have pedals or hand cranks that allow for the bike to be propelled by human power, wheels that measure 350mm or more in diameter, the electric motor or motors must not be capable of propelling the bike at a speed greater than 32 km/hr on level ground and must not have a continuous output power rating that exceeds 500W in total, and must not have a combustion engine.
- The SCRAP-IT program offers a $750 rebate for the purchase of an electric bike from a participating retailer. - The minimum retail purchase price of the electric bicycle that qualifies for the $750 SCRAP-IT rebate is $1,200 (twelve-hundred dollars) before taxes. - The program requires the person who scrapped the vehicle to be the recipient of the rebate. The receipt must be in the name of the person who scrapped the vehicle. - Once you have been approved, you have 30 days to purchase your electric bike from a participating bike retailer, scrap your vehicle and claim your rebate. - All electric bikes must be purchased from a SCRAP-IT program partner who is a BC-based business or has a business location operating in BC with a valid BC business license.
Post-purchase low-interest loan
Nelson E-Bike Program
The E-Bike program provides low-interest financing for Nelson homeowners who would like to purchase a commuter bike including electric bikes, do-it-yourself conversion kits, non-electric bikes and accessories that are related to safety and commuting (does not include clothing). The loan is applied monthly on the home owner’s Nelson Hydro electric bill and repaid over the term of the loan. The maximum loan amount is $8,000 per household, which can support the purchase of more than one bike. Participants can choose an amortization period of two or five years, with an interest rate of 3.5% (subject to change each year). The program will be available to City of Nelson residents who own their own homes.
Edmonton’s Electric Vehicle Charger and E-Bike Rebate Program
- Electric Bikes (Power Bicycles or E-Bikes): Lower of $750 or 30% of the purchase price (before tax) with a cap of one per residence. Eligibility Criteria: - Must be a resident of the City of Edmonton - Must be purchased & NOT leased - Must be approved for sale and use in Canada (ULC, cETL, or CSA certification) Application Deadline: - E-Bikes: 60 days of E-Bike purchase
North Vancouver E-Bike Program
E-bikes, e-tricycles and front-drive wheelchair attachments will all fall under the incentive program which will see buyers receive up to $1,600. The program, which is slated to begin in Quarter 1 of 2023, will be targeted towards median-to-low-income earners in the district, who will then be eligible for an incentive between $400 and $1,600, determined by household size. The total cost of the program is budgeted to be $135,000, inclusive of administration costs, allowing 100 households access to the program.
West Vancouver E-Bike Incentive
The pilot program will use an estimated budget of $135,000 to offer two tiers of incentives, either $500 or $1500, based on household income.
Banff Residential E-Bike Rebate
The Town of Banff provides financial rebates to residents to help save energy and support environmentally-friendly transportation methods. Rebates are available for e-bikes, studded bike tires, urban crampons, and a variety of other products. The maximum rebate for Banff residents is 50% of the purchase price, or $500, whichever is less. Banff Access Tier 1 and Tier 2 residents are eligible for up to 50% of the purchase price, or $750 and $1000, respectively.
Post-purchase rebate, low-interest loan
TMU Employee E-Bike Discount
The TRU Employee E-Bike Purchase program allows employees to apply for an incentive of 10 percent off the purchase value of an e-bike, up to $300 total. To assist in the purchase of higher-value bikes, employees that have permanent, full-time status may apply for financing with up to a two-year repayment period (minimum of $500 purchase price and maximum of $5,000), and employees on a contract term with TRU may apply for financing up to the end of their contract term. Additionally, TRU is offering a seasonal commuter parking permit to cyclists, which is valid from Nov. 15 to Mar. 15 for either economy ($200) or general ($250) lots.
Kamloops Electric Vehicle and Electric Bike Strategy
Program Name: Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI)  Equipment Type: Battery Electric Vehicles Amount: $2,000–$50,000, depending on vehicle type Conditions: Maximum 35% of MSRP; Maximum 5 per business Target: Individuals, businesses
Point-of-sale discount OR Post-purchase rebate AND sales tax waiver
E-bike Incentive Pilot Program
The District of Saanich's Community E-bike Incentive Pilot Program launched on October 12, 2021 and offered Saanich residents incentives to purchase new e-bikes for personal transportation. Over 100 incentives were provided in each of the three income-based incentive tiers. In February 2023, a report was presented to Council that includes results to date from the pilot as well as recommendations for future programs. Additionally, Council accepted the recommendations including considering a one-time resource request as part of the 2023 budget deliberations to deliver an additional 100 income qualified e-bike incentives with amendments to incentive amounts as outlined in the report.
Clean BC offers $1,700 to non-profits and businesses for electric cargo bikes The program also includes a $2,000 rebate for an electric motorcycle, and up to $5000 for other “low speed vehicles”
Tax Liability Credit
Toronto E-Bike Tax Incentive
The motion passed by Toronto City Council includes financial incentives for purchasing all bikes, e-bikes, and other non-carbon vehicles that are approved for use on City of Toronto roadways and cycling infrastructure. The amount for the incentive has not been announced yet
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