E-Bike Incentive Program

 

The Cape Light Compact, with funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, is contracting with local bike shops to offer an Income-Eligible E-Bike Incentive program. The Compact will issue vouchers to income-eligible participants that can be used at participating bike shops to cover 75% of the cost of an e-bike, or up to $1,200.

 

Information for Bike Shops

Current participating bike shops:

Dennis Cycle Center

Sea Sports Cyclery & Outdoor

Buzzards Bay Bikes

Ptown Bikes

Participating bike shop requirements are as follows:

  1. Collect Program vouchers from participants;
  2. Stock (or have available for order) affordable models of e-bikes; and
  3. Promote the Program by displaying the customer-focused flier (to be provided by the Compact) in a visible place.

Participating bike shops will execute a contract with the Compact and will need to provide evidence of commercial liability insurance. The Compact anticipates issuing between 150 and 200 e-bike vouchers.

How does the Program work?

Any adult resident of the Cape or Martha’s Vineyard who meets Program income requirements qualifies for an e-bike voucher.

Household Size Household Income must be below:
1 $40,950
2 $53,550
3 $66,150
4 $78,751

 

Anyone currently on the income eligible electric rate or meeting the Compact’s income eligible criteria qualifies for a voucher. The Compact will issue vouchers that can be used at any participating bike shop to cover 75% of the cost of an e-bike or up to $1,200. The voucher will also cover the cost of bike accessories (e.g., helmet, bike lock, bike lights, or pump). Customers will also receive a $100 gift card from the Compact if they schedule and complete a Home Energy Audit through the Cape Light Compact (gift cards will be issued upon completion of the Audit). Grant funds are limited. Vouchers will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

The Compact anticipates covering a portion of the cost of the e-bikes upfront to prevent a costly reimbursement process and to mitigate financial burden on bike shops. The Compact will also cover the cost of bike maintenance for the year following purchase.

Participating bike shop benefits:

  • The Compact will pay participating bike shops an administrative fee for each bike sold (anticipated to be 10% of the retail price of each bike)
  • Bike shops will gain access to a new customer base
  • The upfront costs of e-bikes will be covered by the Compact
  • Bike shops will be listed on Program website and all Program literature

Apply Now:

Application Form

Download or print out the application, then return your completed application to mariel.marchand@capelightcompact.org OR Cape Light Compact JPE,
Attn: Mariel Marchand, 261 Whites Path, Unit 4, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664.

Contact Information:

Cape Light Compact JPE

info@capelightcompact.org

1-800-797-6699

Information for Participants

Applications for participants are not yet available. Please check again soon to apply!

 

  • The Compact will issue vouchers that can be used at participating bikes shops to cover 75% of the cost of an e-bike up to $1,200.
  • The voucher will also cover up to $125 toward the cost of bike accessories (e.g., helmet, bike lock, bike lights, or pump).
  • The Compact will also cover the cost of bike maintenance for the year following purchase.
  • Customers will also receive a $100 gift card from the Compact if they schedule and complete a Home Energy Audit through the Cape Light Compact (gift cards will be issued upon completion of the Audit). Audits are available to homeowners and renters.

Grant funds are limited. Vouchers will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Who qualifies:

Any adult year-round resident of the Cape or Martha’s Vineyard who meets the income requirements. Anyone currently on an income-eligible utility rate or meeting the Compact’s income-eligible criteria qualifies for a voucher.

Household Size Household Income must be below:
1 $40,950
2 $53,550
3 $66,150
4 $78,751

Click here to view our e-bike safety tips!

List of Participating Bike Shops