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Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Cycle to Work scheme on supporting the uptake of electric bikes.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government’s guidance on the Cycle to Work scheme, which is available online via GOV.UK, makes clear that electrically assisted pedal cycles can be purchased under the scheme. Sales of electrically assisted pedal cycles have risen significantly in recent years and their prices have dropped, potentially making them more likely to be purchased under the scheme. The Department does not hold data on the types of bicycle purchased under the scheme, however, and has made no formal assessment of this.

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