The Government of Prince Edward Island is offering eligible Islanders and organizations a $500 rebate for those who purchase an e-Bike (Power Assisted Bicycle). The purpose of the program is to encourage greater adoption of Active Transportation options among Islanders. E-Bikes are a cleaner and more efficient mode of transportation when compared to single passenger vehicles.
What is an e-Bike?
Power-assist bicycles are also called electric bikes or e-bikes. On PEI, a power-assist bicycle is defined as a pedal-driven bicycle of conventional exposed fork-and-frame bicycle design and appearance with an integrated electric motor used to assist propulsion.
Am I eligible for an e-Bike rebate?
Island residents are eligible for one e-Bike rebate per calendar year.
Non-profits, businesses, public agencies, or any entity operating or registered in PEI (including Island municipalities, First Nations, Indigenous Organizations, and organizations that support Indigenous Peoples, but excluding provincial, crown, and federal government agencies) are eligible for up to five e-Bike rebates per calendar year.
What type of e-Bikes are eligible for a rebate?
E-Bikes retailing for $1,200 (inclusive of sales and discounts, but exclusive of taxes and delivery fees) or more will be eligible for the Incentive
E-Bikes must meet the following specs to qualify:
- a maximum speed of 32 km/h;
- the electric motor must be 500 watts or less;
- two or three wheels that touch the ground and a maximum weight of 120kg;
- and all other regulations as set out by the Highway Safety Act
e-Bikes purchased through private sales are ineligible. Conversion kits or standard bikes with a conversion kit are also ineligible for a rebate.
Learn more about the safe use of Power-Assisted Bicycles.
How do I get an e-Bike rebate?
Some retailers in Prince Edward Island will be offering a Point-of-Sale Incentive for e-Bikes. This means you can buy an eligible e-Bike and the $500 rebate will be automatically subtracted from the total cost of your bike.
Participating retailers include:
- Red Rock Motor Sports - 1540 Warren Grove Road, Cornwall
- Dennis Motor Sports - 833 Ellerslie Road, Ellerslie
- Rising Tide EV Inc. - 125 Queen Street, Charlottetown
- Outer Limit Sports - 330 University Avenue, Charlottetown
- Ted’s Bicycle Studio - 26 Hollis Ave, Unit 5, Stratford
- R&L Holdings Ltd. - 34 MacCoubrey Lane, Cavendish
- MoJi-fast Technology Ltd - 3 Bendella Dr, Charlottetown
At time of purchase, the retailer will assist you in filling out the e-Bike retailer application form. The retailer will submit the application on your behalf.
You can also purchase your e-Bike online or from a different retailer, and apply for the rebate after your purchase. e-bikes purchased after April 1, 2022 may be eligible for a rebate. Click the blue button at the bottom of the page to begin your application.
To complete your application, you will need a copy of the invoice or bill of sale for your e-Bike. The invoice must be paid in full. You will also need to provide the make, model, and serial number of the e-Bike.
You will also submit a payee registration form and VOID cheque so we can deposit the rebate in your bank account.
For questions on the e-Bike rebate, email EVIncentive@gov.pe.ca