Vt. officials push for e-bike use with new incentives
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont state leaders are wheeling in green options trying to get more people to quit cars.
The Vermont eBike Incentive Program, which first launched in July 2022, is offering income-eligible Vermonters a pre-paid voucher to get an electric bike. This is the second time e-bike funding is being offered, with the program first launching last year.
The funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis until the entire $150,000 grant runs out. Eligible electric bikes must meet minimum safety standards and cannot exceed maximum price levels of a base MSRP of $4,000 for single bikes and $5,000 for electric cargo bikes.
“It has a number of different benefits and the more people that are biking, the more safe it is for people to bike. And of course, you create a healthier community and you reduce local emissions within those communities to improve air quality and the sort of life we’ve come to enjoy,” said VTrans’ Patrick Murphy.
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