Baker Administration Developing E-Bike Incentive Program

The Baker administration is developing a new financial incentive to help more Bay State residents purchase electric pedal-assist bicycles, according to officials in the Governor’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).

At April’s virtual meeting of the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle Commission, Dan Gatti, Director of Clean Transportation Policy at the EEA, shared a slide presentation that mentioned the state’s intention to “provide an e-bike incentive through 2025.”

According to the same presentation, the program is being designed to “provide incentives for e-bike purchases focused on vehicles used by commuters or delivery applications,” and could be carried out under existing executive authority at the Governor’s office, without necessarily waiting for legislative approval.