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March 21, 2016

Boulder County Launches Discount Electric Car and Bike Purchase Program

County residents can access significant discounts for electric vehicles and electric bikes

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County and its municipalities are providing another reason to purchase an electric vehicle or
electric bike. By reducing the price of electric cars and electric bikes while educating the community, Boulder County is providing a greater incentive for people to leave the gas pump. The program, Benefits Boulder County, launched a residential solar deal earlier last month with Namaste Solar.

“Last year’s program made purchasing an electric car easy and affordable and this year’s program is no different, “said Susie Strife, Sustainability Coordinator for Boulder County. “EV Benefits Boulder County improves on last year’s program by providing consumers with more choice in electric vehicles and we decided to add electric bikes into the deal too.”

To take advantage of the reduced pricing for an electric vehicle or electric bike, residents in all Boulder County communities can work directly with the program partners below using the code: Benefits Boulder County. These limited time offers are available until June 30, 2016.

The Deals

Electric Vehicles

  • 2016 Nissan LEAF – up to $12,000 in federal and state tax incentives on top of the bulk purchase program’s $8,000 discount
    on a 2016 base-model Nissan LEAF, bringing the total cost of the new car down to about $12,000 and 0% finance up to 72 months. Contact:
    Boulder Nissan 303-951-4661 or
  • 2016 BMW i3 – up to $13,500 in federal and state tax incentives on top of the bulk purchase program’s $4,300 discount on a
    2016 base-model i3, bringing the total cost of the new car down to about $25,500. Contact:
    Gebhardt BMW 720-974-1016 or

15% Discount on Electric Bikes:

  • Full Cycle in Boulder – 20% off the first 50 bikes sold – 303-440-1002
  • Small Planet EBikes in Longmont – 20% off the first 50 bikes sold – 303-532-2879
  • ELF - Up to 7% discount on the enclosed Solar/Pedal hybrid - Organic Transit 303-545-6255

“These types of community-based programs can expand EV adoption across the county and play an important role in lowering air emissions and health risks associated with those emissions,” said Strife. “Plus, electric vehicles boost local economies because the $500 or more that people save every year on fuel tends to be spent in local communities.”

Program History

Through a competitive solicitation process, an evaluation committee selected reputable vendors to provide sustainability goods and services to Boulder County residents at discounted prices. The 2015 program facilitated the purchase of more than 750kWh of residential rooftop solar and more than 248 electric cars across the Front Range, equating to 5% of all LEAFs sold in the nation between September and December in 2015.

Other than staff time and some nominal advertising costs to promote the program, no city, county, state or federal funding is being spent on either the 2015 or 2016 program.

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