Charge Up E-Bike Rebate Program

This program ends soon. Apply by May 31, 2024!

If you have a LOW HOUSEHOLD INCOME, this program is for YOU!

$500 E-Bike Rebates

Charge Up Contra Costa logoE-bikes have rechargeable, battery-powered electric motors that make it easy to ride up hills and allow people of all ages and fitness levels to go faster and travel farther – without breaking a sweat. E-bikes are an inexpensive, fun and pollution-free alternative to driving a car which helps save money, improve air quality, and reduce traffic congestion.

Eligible Charge Up Contra Costa E-Bike Rebate Program applicants will receive a $500 rebate on the purchase of a new e-bike.

Rules & Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must live in Contra Costa County
  • Must meet income qualifications, listed below
  • Limits: One rebate per person. Maximum of TWO rebates per home address.
  • E-bikes must be purchased within the last 6 months

    If you live in Contra Costa County, but don’t meet income qualifications, you may still be eligible for a $150 e-bike rebate from 511 Contra Costa.

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    Income Limits

    Rebates are available for people with total household incomes of less than or equal to 400% of current Federal Poverty Guidelines. If you live in Contra Costa County but don’t meet the income limits listed below, you may still be eligible for a $150 e-bike rebate from 511 Contra Costa (en Español).

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    Rebates will be issued for $500 unless the pre-tax price of the e-bike is less than $500. E-bikes that cost less than $500 will be rebated at the full pre-tax purchase price. Recipients will be responsible for paying sales tax.

    All new, adult Class 1, 2, and 3 e-bikes with pedals qualify for rebates. (Foot pegs do not qualify as pedals.)

    No. For those who do not want to buy a new e-bike, participants can receive a rebate by purchasing and installing a new e-bike conversion kit on an existing traditional bike.

    Buying from a local bike shop is recommended but not required. Be sure to keep your full sales receipt that shows the purchase date, cost, model name, and CA sales tax paid.

    Proof of CA sales tax is required to receive a rebate. Please inquire with the seller to obtain proof of sales tax prior to submitting your application for a rebate.

    Participants will be required to complete two short follow up surveys, sent by email two and twelve months after the rebate is issued.

    No, rebates are only available for e-bikes or e-bike conversion kits. Visit 511 Contra Costa to explore various incentives for commuting by those modes.

    Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted or by May 31, 2024.



    Helmets can prevent severe injury and are highly recommended for use by all age groups. Children under the age of 18 are legally required to wear a helmet while riding bikes, scooters, or skateboards. All adults and children must wear a helmet while riding Class 3 e-bikes and mopeds.

    Adults are not legally required to wear helmets while riding Class 1 or 2 e-bikes, but Contra Costa Transportation Authority strongly recommends the use of helmets for all riders.


    Improper care of e-bike batteries can result in fires. Read these battery safety tips to learn more.


    If you have any questions about the program, please let us know.


    This Program is available through a grant from the California Energy Commission and is part of Charge Up Contra Costa.