What other rebates exist for purchasing an E-Bike?

PST Exemption

  • As of April 21, 2021, the Provincial Sales Tax is no longer charged on most E-Bikes purchases. 

Scrap-It Program

  • British Columbians who scrap a qualifying car or truck can receive a $750 rebate when they buy a new E-Bike. Visit scrapit.ca for more information.
    • Please also be aware that instead of receiving an E-Bike credit, you may be able to get a $500 credit that can be used with the Kootenay Carshare Co-op.

Cargo E-Bike

  • Business owners in B.C. with a valid business license, non-profit organizations, and public sector organizations can get up to $1,700 when they buy a cargo E-Bike. Learn more here.

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1. Why is Nelson offering this program?
2. What is the process for accessing a loan for the E-Bike Program?
3. How long does approval take?
4. Who is this program for?
5. Why are renters not eligible for this program?
6. Why is this program only for City residents and not for Nelson Hydro customers outside the limits?
7. How will I be reimbursed?
8. How long will it take to be reimbursed for the purchase?
9. If I cannot purchase the bike upfront myself, what other options do I have?
10. Can I purchase the bike before I receive my letter of pre-approval?
11. What is the pre-approval based on?
12. If I am not pre-approved for the loan based on payment history, can I apply again after one year of clean payment history?
13. What happens if I default on my loan?
14. What kind of bike can I finance?
15. What if I don’t use my bike for commuting?
16. Are there any other administration fees I will need to pay to participate in the program?
17. Can I pay the loan balance before the amortization period is up?
18. Will I receive a balance statement?
19. What other rebates exist for purchasing an E-Bike?