Connecticut eBike Incentive Program


As part of Connecticut’s transportation electrification efforts, CSE administers the state’s eBike Incentive Program that provides point-of-sale rebates to residents who buy eligible electric bicycles.

With a budget of $1.5 million over three years, Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection launched its innovative electric bicycle program in June 2023, with administrative support from CSE. The goal of the program is to encourage residents to adopt eBikes as an eco-friendly and cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, alleviating traffic congestion and promoting healthy lifestyles.

All Connecticut residents over the age of 18 can obtain a standard $500 voucher for a rebate from a participating Connecticut eBike retailer. Eligible residents can receive rebates up to $1,500 based on geographic and income qualifications.

The first round of Connecticut’s eBike incentive program was incredibly popular with 6,000 applications submitted in less than 10 days. CSE’s assistance has been critical at every stage, from program design and processing applications to issuing payments and planning the program’s next round.”

Paul Farrell, Director, Bureau of Air Management Planning & Standards Division, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection


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Connecticut eBike Incentive Program Impacts

458 vouchers approved

458 vouchers were approved to be used on eBike purchases


422 vouchers redeemed

422 vouchers were redeemed from a participating Connecticut eBike retailer

$621,128 total funds

$621,128 in funds redeemed

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Promote adoption of electric bicycles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

CSE's Role

Program administration


Key Partners

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Participating retailers

State Policies Supported

Public Act 22-25

Connecticut Clean Air Act (2021)

Impact Statement

Promote eco-friendly transportation, improve air quality, and encourage a healthier lifestyle by providing incentives and resources for the adoption of electric bicycles across the state.