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Denver’s e-bike program surpasses expectations

Margaret Jackson

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(Denver, Colo.) Denver’s e-bike rebate program proved so popular that the city has shifted to a model that releases money as it’s available.

Since the program launched on Earth Day, Denver received 3,250 e-bike rebate applications. Forty percent of the applications came from income-qualified people, accounting for 55% of the program’s available funding.

“Denver, we are amazed,” said Grace Rink, Denver’s chief climate officer. “There is a clear desire for e-bikes and for trying a healthier and more sustainable way to get around our beautiful city. The work of our office is to find climate solutions that directly benefit residents, and I think we have a clear winner here.”

Residents interested in the program can sign up to be notified when the application is live again.

Residents who already applied for a rebate will not be affected by the application pause. The program will process applications within 10 business days. Residents who received a rebate voucher can use it at participating bike shops within 60 days of issuance.

Applications for home energy rebates remain open. Denver homeowners interested in electric upgrades such as heat pumps, water heaters and electric vehicle charging can work with an approved contractor to qualify for instant rebates of up to $9,000.

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