Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend the scope of Office for Low Emission Vehicles grants to include e-bikes and e-cargo bikes.

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

OLEV grants are available to bridge the cost gap between electric vehicles and internal combustion engine equivalent road vehicles. We do not plan at this stage to extend grant funding to e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. The Government recognises the significant potential benefits associated with e-bikes, and its plans to boost all forms of cycling are set out in the statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017. The Department has supported various e-bike initiatives in recent years, and some e-bikes are eligible for support under the Government’s cycle to work scheme.

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