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Massachusetts Electric Bike Rebate and Tax Credit

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Rebate Summary

The bill passed into law by Governor Baker allocates $1 million to establish a state rebate program that would offer $500 rebates for e-bike buyers and $750 rebates for low-income e-bike buyers. The rebates are described as being up to 40 percent of the retail price for the purchase of new and used electric bicycles. The rebates are available at the point of sale through Massachusetts owned and operated bicycle retailers.

Rebate Amount

$750.00
Region
Massachusetts
Country
United States
Incentive Type
Point-of-sale discount
Date Proposed
2022-08-11

Other electric bike rebates and tax credits avaiable in Massachusetts

Proposed
Last Updated
October 13, 2023
$750.00
Point-of-sale discount with application
Massachusetts Ebike Rebate
-Rebates of up to $500 for electric bicycles (and up to $750 for low- and moderate-income consumers), not more than 40% of the retail price of the purchase. -Funding of $1M in the transportation bond bill to establish e-bike rebates in Massachusetts. -Evaluation of how to implement the program by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). -Programs in Colorado, California, Hawaii, and elsewhere funded by $10M. -E-bike purchasers would receive a rebate of up to $500 for electric bicycles (and up to $750 for low- and moderate-income consumers), not more than 40% of the retail price of the purchase. -Program to be rolled out in 2024. -Rebates to be available through point-of-sale through retailers.
Proposed
Last Updated
October 13, 2023
Massachusetts Senate Transportation Bond Bill
In addition to improved e-bike parking and maintenance stations, Senate bill 2989 included a proposed e-bike incentive program, but this portion was later withdrawn from the bill.
Active
Last Updated
October 13, 2023
Parent Program
- $500 rebates to consumers and $750 rebates for low-income consumers in Massachusetts. - The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act or the E-BIKE Act, which would allow a refundable tax credit for 30% of the cost of a qualified electric bicycle. - MassBike is advocating for the ability to apply the rebate retroactively.
Proposed
Last Updated
October 7, 2023
The city of Boston is committing to providing a $1.5 million rebate for older adults and people with disabilities to purchase e-bikes. Additionally, the city is offering free learn-to-bike workshops for 600 women and gender diverse adults.
Active
Last Updated
October 7, 2023
Free e-bikes
-Massachusetts offers a rebate program to offset the cost of e-bikes with $500 rebates to consumers – and $750 rebates for low-income consumers. -The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act or the E-BIKE Act allows a refundable tax credit for 30% of the cost of a qualified electric bicycle.
Active
Last Updated
October 7, 2023
Free e-bikes
Worcester E-Bike Program
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's (MassCEC) Accelerating Clean Transportation for All (ACT4All) Program awarded grant funding to MassBike to conduct a 2-year program to distribute electric bicycles and track their usage amongst select populations in the City of Worcester. MassBike is offering free e-bikes to low-income residents in Worcester and providing subsidies for the purchase of e-bikes.
Active
Last Updated
October 7, 2023
- Massachusetts has a $1M state rebate program to offset the cost of e-bikes with $500 rebates to consumers and $750 rebates for low-income consumers. - The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act (E-BIKE Act) allows a refundable tax credit for 30% of the cost of a qualified electric bicycle. - MassBike is advocating for the ability to apply the rebate retroactively.
Active
Last Updated
October 7, 2023
$1,200.00
Point-of-sale discount
The Cape Light Compact, with funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, is offering an Income-Eligible E-Bike Incentive program. The Compact will issue vouchers to income-eligible participants that can be used at participating bike shops to cover 75% of the cost of a Class 1 e-bike, or up to $1,200. Additionally, the voucher will also cover up to $125 toward the cost of bike accessories (e.g., helmet, bike lock, bike lights, or pump). Customers will also receive a $100 gift card from the Compact if they schedule and complete a Home Energy Audit through the Cape Light Compact (gift cards will be issued upon completion of the Audit). Grant funds are limited. Vouchers will be issued on a first come, first served basis. The Compact will also cover the cost of bike maintenance for the year following purchase.

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