An electric bike can take you farther and faster than a conventional bike, while still providing exercise and the thrill and exhilaration of biking.
Plus, BED is now offering incentives to help offset the cost.
$200 E-Bike Instant Rebate
If you are a current Burlington resident (or purchasing on behalf of a Burlington business), bring your ID along with a piece of mail with your name and Burlington address to receive a $200 point-of-sale rebate on an e-bike. The rebate may be redeemed at a participating retail shop.
Want to try before you buy? Visit Local Motion for more information on E-bikes, biking in Burlington, or the E-bike Lending Library.
This program is dedicated to the memory of Karen Freudenberger – passionate community activist, avid e-bike rider and indefatigable promoter of social justice and peace.
Get a free bike consultation on electric bikes, e-cargo bikes, and more from VBike.
Several local credit unions are offering special rates on loans for e-bikes and other purchases that support the city’s Net Zero Energy goal.
|Opportunities Credit Union||E-bike Loan Program|
|VSECU||Energy Improvement Loan|
Below is a map of the electric bike and electric vehicle chargers in Burlington. So many options!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an e-bike?
An e-bike is a bicycle that includes an electric motor powered by a battery. Most e-bikes have pedal-assist, which means the motor helps you pedal depending on the level of assistance you choose. Your legs feel bionic. Watch the video above for more info on e-bikes!
What is the benefit of an e-bike?
E-bikes are incredible. You ride an e-bike like a conventional bike, but less effort is required to go the same speed and distance. Or you, can go farther and faster with the same amount of effort. Either way, you get from A to B with no sweaty armpits, less out-of-breath, and tons of fun. With an e-bike, you can replace a second car or even your only car. Cargo e-bikes can carry your kids, your groceries, and you can even add a trailer to haul a couple hundred pounds of gear.
Why is the rebate only available through local bike shops?
The rebate is only available through local bike shops for several reasons. Primarily, it assures that all e-bikes incentivized through the program are ones that the shops can stand behind, and that can be serviced locally. In addition, the rebate keeps funds circulating in the local economy, allows us to give you a rebate immediately, and helps streamline the administration of the program.
Is there a warranty?
Most, if not all, e-bikes include a warranty through the manufacturer. Your local bike shop will usually handle warranties for you, or you can work directly with the manufacturer. See your local bike shop for warranty details that are specific to each e-bike.
Can I finance an e-bike?
Yes, VSECU has a low interest loan specifically for E-bikes
What is the battery life?
About 50 miles
How do I charge my e-bike?
E-bikes can be charged with a conventional outlet
Can I convert my bike to an E-bike?
If one of our Burlington-based providers converts your bike to an electric bike, BED will provide a $200 point-of-sale rebate on kits purchased and installed at the local provider. If you are unable to locate a Burlington-based provider that will convert your bike to an electric bike, but are able to locate a Vermont-based provider that will install a conversion kit on your bike, send a copy of the invoice for the kit and installation and proof of your Burlington residency to firstname.lastname@example.org for rebate processing.