Residents of Contra Costa County can now obtain money rebates for brand new electrical bicycles, or e-bikes, by way of a pilot program launched by 511 Contra Costa.
A restricted variety of $150 rebates can be found for residents of every of the county’s 19 cities, and one other batch for residents of unincorporated areas, to assist purchase e-bikes, e-bike conversion kits and electrical mopeds (with a most pace lower than 30 mph). Low-income residents would obtain $300 rebates.
E-bikes are valued as a clear various to utilizing an inside combustion car for brief to medium distances on native streets.
The rebates are relevant to e-bike purchases starting Thursday, and might be distributed on a first-come, first-served foundation.
“E-bikes supply a number of key advantages as an alternative choice to driving — they cut back congestion, cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions, get rid of parking dilemmas, and may help bridge these first and final mile journeys to transit — plus they’re simply actually cool,” stated Contra Costa Transportation Authority Government Director Randell Iwasaki.