E-Bikes for Everyone

You could get up to $800 off the purchase of a new e-bike

**You must complete an application before purchasing your e-bike**

What is an e-bike?

Electric bicycles, also known as “e-bikes,” use rechargeable batteries that can travel around 15-20 miles per hour. People increasingly buy e-bikes because they are healthy, clean, easy-to-use and low-cost.

Are you eligible for an incentive?

To qualify for Peninsula Clean Energy’s program, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Live in San Mateo County

2. Show proof of participation in an eligible program OR income qualification (see below)

  • Clipper START
  • Residency in Affordable Housing, Public Housing, or Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
  • California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) or Family Electrical Rate Assistance Program (FERA)
  • 低收入家庭能源援助计划(LIHEAP)
  • California Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for a duration of at least 9 continuous months
  • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Free or Reduced National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)

人数*
最高年收入**
1
$51,520
2
$69,680
3
$87,840
4
$106,000
5
$124,160
6
$142,320
7
$160,480
8
$178,640

*Count only yourself plus any spouse and/or dependents you have
** Adjusted gross income for your household; calculations based on 400% of the Federal Poverty Level

 

How it works

Step 1 – Complete the application 

**You must complete an application before purchasing your e-bike**

Step 2 – We email you a unique approval code and details how to purchase from a bike shop 

Step 3 – Purchase your new e-bike

Which e-bikes qualify?

  • Purchase price (excluding tax) must be $1,800 or less
  • Must have operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts
  • All classes (Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3) are eligible
  • Must be new
  • Conversion kits, scooters, and mopeds are not eligible
  • Accessories, bike locks, helmets not included
  • Assembly fees may be included

Silicon Valley Bike Coalition Partnership

We are partnering with SVBC to provide more opportunities to learn about e-bikes. Whether you are just curious about e-bikes or you already bought your e-bike, they have something for you! They are offering free trainings, group rides, giveaways, and additional resources to help you.

To learn more about e-bikes visit The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition

Peninsula Clean Energy’s mission is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reinvest in the San Mateo County community. The E-Bikes for Everyone Program aims to make it easier for income qualifying San Mateo County residents to purchase an electric bicycle as a clean transportation option.

This Agreement is entered into between the E-Bikes for Everyone Program Applicant (hereinafter “Applicant”) and Peninsula Clean Energy Authority pursuant to the following terms governing the E-Bikes for Everyone Program:

  1. Program General Terms & Conditions
    • All Applicants must apply for the E-bikes for Everyone Program incentive and have their application approved by Peninsula Clean Energy Authority prior to purchasing an E-bike.
    • Upon approval, Applicants have two options for utilizing the incentive: (1) a pre-purchase voucher “Pre-Purchase Voucher” that can be redeemed at the time of purchase of a qualifying e-bike as a point-of-sale discount at participating bike shops or (2) a post-purchase incentive “Post-Purchase Incentive” after purchasing a qualifying E-bike at a non-participating bike shop.
    • Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis based on the submittal date the application, while funds last.
    • Incentives are only to be used by the Applicant and cannot be transferred.
    • To be considered complete, the application must be submitted online at the Peninsula Clean Energy website with all required information, including applicant name, home address, contact information, and supporting documentation etc.
    • The amount of the incentive will not exceed 80% of the total purchase price of an E-bike (including sales tax) or $800, whichever is less.
  1. Applicant Requirements
    • Incentives are only available to San Mateo County residents. The Applicant’s permanent home address must be a San Mateo County address. Proof of residency (e.g. PG&E or other utility bill, drivers license, etc.) is required.
    • Limited to one incentive per individual and one incentive per household, as defined by the Applicant name and home address listed in the application.
    • Incentives are only available to income-qualifying residents, defined as less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Income verification or proof of current enrollment in a qualifying program (see section 2.4) are required. The FPL is determined by the number of eligible dependents in a household. Please refer to the table below for the 2020 income eligibility. The income eligibility will change from year to year and updated income eligibility cut-offs can be found at the Peninsula Clean Energy website at https://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/ebikes
    • Applicants enrolled in the programs listed below during the E-Bikes for Everyone Program period may use verified proof of enrollment in any of those programs as a substitute for the application’s proof of income requirement. Please note that the programs listed below have varying eligibility requirements. Applicants who are ineligible for the programs listed below may still be eligible for the E-Bikes for Everyone Program. Applicants not currently enrolled in any of the programs listed below will be required to submit proof of income.
  • Clipper START
  • Residency in Affordable Housing, Public Housing, or Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
  • California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) or Family Electrical Rate Assistance Program (FERA)
  • California Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for a duration of at least 9 continuous months
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Free or Reduced National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • 低收入家庭能源援助计划(LIHEAP)
  1. Qualifying E-bike Requirements
    • A qualifying E-bike covered by this Program must be a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts, as defined in Section 312.5 of the California Vehicle Code. All classes (Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3) are eligible.
    • E-bikes must be new.
    • E-bike conversion kits, scooters, and mopeds are not eligible. Accessories, bike locks, helmets, etc. are not eligible.
    • The purchase price (excluding sales tax) of the E-bike must be less than $1,800, before any incentives are applied.
    • Assembly fees, if available, can be included in the total purchase price of the E-bike.
  1. Pre-Purchase Voucher Process
    • Applicants must submit an application on the Peninsula Clean Energy website with accompanying proof of income or proof of participation in a program listed in Section 2.4.
    • Applications will be reviewed by Peninsula Clean Energy within seven (7) business days. Peninsula Clean Energy or designee will notify the Applicant if the application is approved, denied, or incomplete via email. If the application is incomplete, the Applicant will be asked to amend and/or supplement the application within seven (7) business days of the time of notification. If an updated application is not received by the close of the seven (7) day time period, Applicant’s incentive funds will not be approved without the requested documentation and Applicant will be required to submit a new application. If the application is denied, a reason for the denial will be provided.
    • Once approved, Peninsula Clean Energy will provide a digital voucher, which can be redeemed at a participating bike shops up to thirty (30) days from the date that the voucher is issued. The voucher will hold a value of up to 80% of the purchase price of an e-bike or $800, whichever is less. Participating bike shops will redeem this voucher as a point of sale discount off the purchase price of a qualifying E-bike (see Section 3). Applicants are responsible for the remainder of the purchase price. An up to date list of participating bike shops will also be provided to the Applicant along with the voucher.
    • The maximum value of the voucher ($800) will be guaranteed by Peninsula Clean Energy for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance to the Applicant. Vouchers not redeemed within thirty (30) days will be voided and Applicant will need to reapply in order to participate in the Program, any subsequent awarding of funds is subject to the availability of funding at the time of the application.
  1. Post-Purchase Incentive Process
    • Applicant must submit an application as outlined in the above Section 4 “Pre-Purchase Voucher Process.”
    • Upon approval by Peninsula Clean Energy, Applicant must inform Peninsula Clean Energy of their intent to purchase an e-bike from a non-participating bike shop via email to programs@peninsulacleanenergy.com, as outlined post-approval email. Purchases at non-participating bike shops necessitate a post-purchase incentive.
    • Purchase a qualifying E-bike (see Section 3). Applicant is responsible for purchasing a qualifying E-bike. Non-qualified E-bike purchases will not receive the incentive.
    • E-bike may be purchased online or in-person at any bike shop or store. Personal sales are not allowed.
    • After purchasing a qualifying E-bike, complete the application on the Peninsula Clean Energy website, through the unique link provided by Peninsula Clean Energy, with a copy of the E-bike receipt and other details, as requested. The receipt must show the bike shop or store name, purchase date, E-bike name, and E-bike price.
    • Post-Purchase Incentive applicants must be submitted within thirty (30) days of the purchase date. Please keep in mind that incentives are granted on a first-come, first-served basis based on the application submittal date. Peninsula Clean Energy makes no guarantees regarding the availability of incentive funds and reserves the right to make all incentive award decisions.
    • Applications will be reviewed within ten (10) business days. Peninsula Clean Energy or designee will notify the Applicant if the application is approved, denied, or incomplete via email. If the application is incomplete, the Applicant will be asked to complete the application within ten (10) business days of the time of notification. If an updated application is not received by the close of the ten-day time period, Applicant’s incentive funds will not be approved without the requested documentation and Applicant will be required to submit a new application.
    • Once approved, Peninsula Clean Energy will remit payment in the form of a check to the address listed on the application.
  1. Peninsula Clean Energy General Terms & Conditions
    • Peninsula Clean Energy and its subcontractors are committed to the confidentiality of Applicant’s personal information. Peninsula Clean Energy shall not sell or otherwise distribute Applicant’s name or identifying information without Applicant’s written approval. Peninsula Clean Energy, may, however, use Applicant’s contact information to communicate with the Applicant about applicable Peninsula Clean Energy programs and discounts.
    • NO WARRANTY. PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, SAFETY, PERFORMANCE, OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF AN E-BIKE PURCHASED WITH A VOUCHER AWARDED PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY SUCH REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create any duty to, any standard of care with reference to, or any liability to any third party.
    • INDEMNIFICATION; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. APPLICANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY AGAINST ALL LOSS, DAMAGES, COSTS AND LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO ANY VEHICLES RENTED PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT PROGRAM. PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO APPLICANT FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT.
    • This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law rules.

The parties agree that all actions, disputes, claims and controversies arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the work performed hereunder will be subject to binding arbitration administered in the county where the Applicant is located by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

Peninsula Clean Energy may assign its rights and delegate its duties under this Agreement to any third party at any time without Applicant’s consent. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the other provisions in this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect in such jurisdiction and shall be liberally construed in order to effectuate the purpose and intent of this Agreement. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement in any jurisdiction shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any such provision in any other jurisdiction. The failure of either Party to enforce strict performance by the other of any provision of this Agreement, or to exercise any right available to the Party under this Agreement, shall not be construed as a waiver of such Party’s right to enforce strict performance in the same or any other instance.