Colorado E-Bike Rebate

Be aware this program can end at any time – Take advantage while you can

Overview

A State of Colorado e-bike tax credit will be available to Coloradans starting on April 1, 2024. After this date, Coloradans will get a $450 discount off of a qualifying e-bike purchase (at the point-of-sale) from a participating retailer across the state. Not all retailers are participating; please check with retailers to see if they are participating and offering the $450 discount.

How it Works

All people living in Colorado are able to get the Colorado e-bike tax credit discount. E-bike purchasers who buy a qualified e-bike at a participating retailer (see Participating E-bike Retailers section below) will automatically receive the discount.

Each person living in Colorado may receive the discount on the purchase of one (1) e-bike from a participating retailer each calendar year. The purchaser is responsible for paying the full sales tax on the bike, even if the discount exceeds the bike’s price.

Proof of a physical Colorado address is required at the time of purchase. All documents must be dated within three months of the e-bike date of purchase. Acceptable proof of address documents include:

  • Current valid Colorado Driver’s License or ID
  • Computer-generated bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
  • Printed bank statement
  • Pre-printed pay stub (from a period within the last 3 months)
  • First-class mail (from a government agency or court)
  • Current homeowner’s, renter’s, or motor vehicle insurance policy
  • Mortgage, lease, or rental contract
  • Transcript or report card from an accredited school
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • USPS Change of Address Form CNL107
  • DD Form 214

If you are unhoused in Colorado and receiving services from a government agency or non-profit organization, a dated letter on the organization’s letterhead stating your situation may be accepted in place of one of the above documents.

Eligible E-Bikes

Not all e-bikes available on the market are eligible for the e-bike tax credit discount. Please check with the retailer to confirm the e-bike you are purchasing meets the following requirements to qualify for the discount:

  • Must meet independent UL certification standards. The e-bike must be certified to UL 2849, UL 2271, or EN 15194. E-Bikes that are UL-certified typically have a UL certification logo on the bike battery.
  • Must be a new e-bike.
  • Must have an electric motor that is 750 watts or less and must not be gasoline-powered.
  • Must have two or three wheels and fully operable pedals.
  • May be any class of e-bike (per the State of Colorado e-bike definition). Includes:
    • Class 1: an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 mph.
    • Class 2: an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling but ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 mph.
    • Class 3: an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 28 mph.
  • May be an adaptive e-bike.
  • No minimum purchase price; no maximum purchase price.
E-Bike Standards

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) gathered stakeholder feedback November 2023 – January 2024 and established e-bike  standards for eligible e-bikes that qualify for the State of Colorado e-bike tax credit.

Based on feedback received, CEO has determined that all e-bikes must meet independent UL certification standards, including UL 2849 and/or UL 2271. The similar European standard, EN 15194, is also acceptable. These standards will be updated yearly

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