By The G.E.S. Gazette staff
The Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency’s (CASR) e-bike rebate program is back. Applications opened again on July 11 with up to 2,000 rebates available, but there will now be more opportunities to take advantage of the rebate in the coming months.
Editor’s note: After The G.E.S. Gazette’s print deadline, the city of Denver announced on July 11 it would restrict the rebates to only income-qualified residents. A city rebate administrator will be reaching out to users who completed the application process, the city stated in an email. Questions or concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 3,000 Denverites applied for e-bike rebates within the first three weeks of the program’s launch, exceeding funding and anticipated demand, CASR stated in a news release.
By shifting to a limited release model, Denver residents can rest assured rebates will be available on a monthly basis through the end of 2022. This program is funded by CASR’s Climate Protection Fund. To help limit the number of unredeemed vouchers and ensure rebates are available for those ready to buy, CASR encourages anyone who might be interested in an e-bike to visit a participating bike shop, ask questions, and test out a few models before applying for a voucher.
Prior to the July 11 rebates, 848 e-bike rebates have been redeemed, with 56% of the program funding going to income-qualified residents.
Denverites who are interested in e-bikes but not yet ready to claim a voucher can sign up for notifications at bit.ly/3ApVBzr before each round of rebates becomes available. The release dates for the year are Aug. 1, Sept. 6, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.
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