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$500 e-Bike Rebate in Hawaii: See Who is Qualified

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This is a representation photo showing a black bike on snow covered ground during daytime as eligible Hawaiians may get $500 worth of e-Bike rebate. (Photo by Himiway Bikes on Unsplash)

Do you live in Hawaii and possess an electric bike or moped? If so, you could qualify for the Hawaii electric moped and e-Bike rebate program starting on February 28. 

The rebate program was established by ACT 306 to “lower the cost of living and the cost of transportation by providing reimbursements for the purchase and usage of electric bicycles and electric mopeds,” according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

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This is a representation photo showing a black and silver bicycle parked on sidewalk during daytime as eligible Hawaiians may get $500 e-Bike Rebate (Photo by Trac Vu on Unsplash)

Ed Sniffen, director of the Hawaii Department of Transportation, stated in a KHON report that the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, including bicycles and mopeds, will help us achieve our clean energy goals while addressing a significant mobility gap for many people in our state. 

Sniffen added that HDOT will continue to promote initiatives that encourage citizens of Hawaii to utilize cleaner automobiles that improve their mobility options.

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e-Bike Rebate in Hawaii: Who is Eligible?

Transportation Today News mentioned that Hawaiian residents must be at least 18 years old and have made their purchases at retail establishments after July 1, 2022, to be eligible for the e-Bike rebate. 

Electric bicycles must have a top speed of 28 miles per hour, and the vehicles must be brand-new purchases. 

Only motorcycles and mopeds purchased from Hawaiian retailers are eligible for the e-Bike rebate. 

Only automobiles purchased during the past year backdated to July 2, 2022, are qualified for reimbursement. 

The application must be accompanied by proof of purchase, such as a receipt. 

Residents also have to be enrolled in school, attend a community college or university and take part in a low-income assistance program. They also can’t possess a car with four wheels or more. 

Rebates are restricted to a maximum of $500 or 20% of the suggested retail price for each car. 

Residents who qualify for the for the e-Bike rebate may apply online or ask for a hardcopy application by calling (808) 831-7931.

You can refer to the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s handbook for further details.

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