eCargo Bike Grant – Funding Opportunity
The government has announced £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future.
The funding will help pave the way for the nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans – helping to improve the environment and reduce congestion.
The announcement is part of the international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit being held in Birmingham this week. The event is bringing together policy makers, industry experts and opinion formers from around globe to tackle carbon emissions and to explore ways to improve air quality.
Jesse Norman, Minister for Low Emission Vehicles, said:
“Support for e-cargo bikes will help to ensure that Britain leads the way in the development and deployment of the technologies of the future.Encouraging electric delivery bikes on to our city streets will cut traffic and improve air quality, and will show how these vehicles have the potential to play an important role in the zero emission future of this country.”
The government’s plans will encourage alternate green technologies to counter the increasing usage of diesel delivery vans that has accompanied the boom in internet shopping, and comes as 16 of the UK’s largest van fleet operators have signed up to the clean van commitment in a bid to go electric.