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DC Offers $2K E-Bike Program for Needy Residents

DC’s Electric Bicycle Incentive Program

The District of Columbia’s Electric Bicycle Incentive Program (EBIP) will soon provide vouchers of up to $2,000 to some District residents who purchase an electric bicycle. The program is designed to encourage the use of electric bicycles as a clean and sustainable transportation option. Ward 6 council member Charles Allen introduced legislation creating D.C.’s E-Bike incentive program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the EBIP, you must be a District resident and purchase an electric bicycle from a participating retailer. The bicycle must be new and have a motor that is no larger than 750 watts. “DDOT will open the first application window to Preferred Applicants only. A Preferred Applicant is a District resident enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, or the DC Healthcare Alliance. If funds are still available, a second application window will open to Standard Applicants. DDOT anticipates fulfilling approximately 250 vouchers with the FY24 funding.”

How to Apply

To apply for the EBIP, you must submit an application to the District Department of Transportation(DDOT). The application and additional information is available HERE

Benefits of Electric Bicycles

Electric bicycles offer a number of benefits over traditional bicycles, including:

  • Reduced emissions: Electric bicycles produce zero emissions, making them a more environmentally friendly transportation option.
  • Increased range: Electric bicycles can travel further than traditional bicycles, making them a good option for commuting or running errands.
  • Reduced strain: Electric bicycles provide a boost of power, making it easier to ride up hills or carry heavy loads.
  • Convenience: Electric bicycles are easy to ride and can be used by people of all ages and abilities.

The retailers listed below are Authorized Retailers and have an agreement with DDOT. They are the only shops where you can redeem a voucher.

Authorized Retailers

Bicycle Pro Shop 3403 M St NW
Bicycle SPACE 1512 Okie St NE
Conte’s Bike Shop – Cathedral Heights 3410 Wisconsin Ave NW
Conte’s Bike Shop – Logan Circle 1412 Q St NW
Conte’s Bike Shop – Navy Yard 1331 4th St, Suite 107, SE
REI Bike Shop 201 M St NE
The Daily Rider 600 H St, Suite D, NE
Trek – Georgetown 3411 M St NW
Trek – Skyland 2227 Town Ctr Dr. SE
King Micromobility 502 23rd St NW
Mittens Pop-Up Mobile
Upshift Workshop Mobile