Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program

An equity-focused instant rebate program designed to provide affordable transportation options for City of Atlanta residents by providing affordable access to e-bikes

What is the Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program?

The program, the product of years of advocacy by Propel ATL will give $800,000 in rebates to people purchasing e-bikes. Three-quarters of those funds will be set aside for people earning 80% or less of the Atlanta region’s median household income. The program is a partnership of Propel ATL, The Atlanta Regional Commission, and the City of Atlanta and will launch June 16, 2024.

  • Income-qualified residents are eligible to receive a $1,500 rebate for a standard e-bike and $2,000 for a cargo e-bike. 
  • Rebates for other residents are $500 for a standard e-bike and $1,000 for a cargo e-bike. 
  • Rebates are limited to one per resident and bikes must be purchased at a participating local bike shop. 
  • About 800 to 1,000 e-bikes are expected to be purchased through the rebate program.

Photos: Edison Bicycles

 

How do I enter the Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program lottery?

  1. Visit atlantaregional.org/ebikerebate between June 16-23, 2024.
  2. Enter your name, address, email and phone number. Check the type of rebate you’d prefer – Standard E-Bike ($500), Standard E-Cargo Bike ($1000), Income Qualified E-Bike ($1500), or Income Qualified E-Cargo Bike ($2000). 
  3.  Acknowledge the program rules and eligibility.
  4.  You only need to apply once; multiple applications will not increase your chances of receiving a rebate.

What happens next:

  • Rebate participants will be selected randomly. You will be notified of your status by email.
  • If you are selected, you will be required to provide proof of identity, age, and residency, with additional documentation requirements for income-qualified applicants. 
  • Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive a rebate code to use at participating Atlanta bike shops. A list of shops will be available on the website, as well as in your rebate code email. You will have 90 days to redeem the rebate. The rebate will be applied immediately onsite when you purchase your bike.

 

Upcoming events 

 

E-Bike Expo at Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street:

Sundays May 19, June 16, & July 28 1-5 p.m.
Test ride e-bikes and find your perfect ride! 

E-Bike Mixer

Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Come meet the local retailers providing e-bikes to the rebate program, test ride some e-bikes, and enjoy fine local brews at Atlantucky Brewing. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

Coming soon: classes to help you get comfortable riding an e-bike!

 


How the Atlanta E-Bike Rebate Program got its start

2022: Inspired by the success of cities like Denver and Boston, Propel ATL begins conversations with Atlanta city council members about the possibility of starting a program to foster e-bike affordability in Atlanta.

December 2022: Following months of advocacy by Propel ATL and its supporters, Atlanta City Council introduces legislation to launch an e-bike rebate program for Atlanta residents. A working group, which includes Propel ATL and other organizations, forms to make recommendations based on lessons learned in other cities.

October 2023: City Councilmember Matt Westmoreland introduces a resolution calling for a $1 million city of Atlanta pilot e-bike rebate program to be managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Propel ATL will lead outreach, engagement, and education. The program will prioritize equity by dedicating a majority of rebates to low-income households and by providing an upfront “point-of-sale” rebate.

January 2024: Atlanta City Council approves the e-bike rebate program.

June 16, 2024: The program launches! 

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