Apply for a rebate when you buy a new electric bicycle

We offer a rebate on the purchase of a new:

  • electric bicycle; or
  • cargo electric bicycle.

Rebate amount

  • 25 per cent of the cost of a new electric bicycle up to a maximum of $750.
  • 25 per cent of the cost of a new electric cargo bicycle up to a maximum $1,500.
  • We calculate the rebate on the cost of the bicycle only. It excludes costs such as
    • accessories;
    • shipping; or
    • assembly.

Eligible bicycles

  • Must have an output power at or below 500 watts.
  • Have a maximum speed of 32 kilometres per hour or less.
  • Cargo electric bicycles must have an extended frame designed to carry additional people or cargo.
  • Bicycles can be purchased in Yukon or online.

Not eligible for rebate:

  • Electric conversion kits
  • Electric motorbikes without pedals
  • Full suspension electric bicycles designed exclusively for mountain biking
  • Bicycles purchased on crowd funding campaign websites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo

Eligible purchase dates

You can apply for the rebate if you purchased your bicycle on November 14, 2019, or later.

Eligible applicants

During the program lifetime, Yukon residents are eligible for 2 rebates for both:

  • electric bicycles; and
  • cargo electric bicycles.

Each calendar year, organizations and businesses registered in Yukon, are eligible for 10 rebates for both:

  • electric bicycles; and
  • cargo electric bicycles.

This includes First Nations governments and municipal governments.

Apply for the rebate

At the time of purchase

Yukon vendors may offer you a rebate at the time of your purchase. If you're a Yukon vendor, you can download the vendor application form.

After you purchase

If you did not receive the rebate from the vendor, you can apply directly to us.

  1. Complete the rebate application form.
  2. Include your receipt or invoice showing
      • you did not receive a rebate; and
      • you've fully paid for the bike.
  3. Include the technical specifications sheet. It should show the maximum output power and maximum speed. For a cargo electric bicycle, the sheet should include a description of the cargo function.
  4. Submit your rebate package to the Energy Branch.
    In person: 206A Lowe Street, Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: energy@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Energy Branch (EMR-206)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  5. You'll receive a rebate cheque in the mail within 12 weeks.

Why get an electric bicycle?

Compared to conventional bicycles, electric bicycles make it easier to:

  • travel longer distances;
  • travel over difficult terrain; and
  • carry cargo.

Electric bicycles can help you be active while moving around your community. Electric bicycles are also cheaper to buy and operate than a vehicle for local transportation and commuting.