Find more sustainable alternatives to commute, and ways to haul kids, cargo. Learn about credits, rebates, grants, and loans that can lower costs.
Come explore electric bikes, scooters, and cars as well as plug-in hybrid vehicles at an event highlighting zero-emission transportation.
You can also learn about credits, rebates, grants, and loans that help lower the cost of buying an electric car or e-bike. Meet people who already own one and ask them about their experiences.
The event will also include resources for accessing clean electricity for your vehicle or bike through discounted rooftop solar programs offered by Bay Area SunShares and East Bay Community Energy Resilient Home.
Today's electric vehicles and e-bikes offer significant range, options for a wide range of budgets, and the convenience of charging at home, work, or on the road. Also, you don’t have to buy your ride. You can borrow an electric scooter, bike, or car through various vendors in Berkeley.
Experience electric cars, bikes & scooters Oct. 15
Have some fun and take a test drive in your favorite e-bike or e-scooter! The only way to know if you’ll want one is to see it firsthand.
If you're interested in showcasing your own EV or e-bike, sign up.
For those who have to drive, EVs, with zero tailpipe emissions, help our climate and improve local air quality. Bring the family along and enjoy kid-friendly crafts, games, food, live music, and more at the City’s Harvest Festival at nearby Cedar Rose Park.
This event is supported by our neighboring cities and community choice energy providers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The Ecology Center is co-hosting.
Rebates, tax credits make electric vehicles more affordable
Federal tax credits and rebates from the State of California make EVs and plug-in hybrids more affordable to purchase or lease. For income-qualified drivers, various programs can reduce the costs of buying or leasing even more, through grants, financing, and help with installing home charging stations.
State incentives for e-bikes are coming soon. E-bikes can provide a boost for hilly or long commutes, as well as recreational rides. They can help you climb longer, adventure farther, or just get there a bit faster without the sweat.
Local electric vehicle and bike events and resources
Explore electric cars and bikes further with weekly EV 101 introductory webinars and EV 102 workshops for new owners from Ride and Drive Clean.
Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases locally, statewide, and nationally. Reducing the carbon impact of vehicles primarily requires reducing car trips, which Berkeley supports through a variety of strategies, including improving access to transit with programs like shared cars, bikes, and scooters.
Come out to the Oct. 15 Ride Electric at the Harvest Festival and learn about electric bikes and vehicles. Someday, you may want to electrify your ride.
- Ride Electric at the Harvest Festival
- Bay Area SunShares
- East Bay Community Energy Resilient Home
- Ride and Drive Clean
- Federal tax credits for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
- California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
- Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
- Income qualified transportation grants
- Clean Cars for All grant program
- eBike incentives
- Shared electric bikes and scooters in Berkeley