Cycling: Electric Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th May 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using the Cycle to Work Scheme to support the uptake of electric bikes.

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

The Cycle to Work scheme can already be used to assist with the purchase of electrically assisted pedal cycles, and is one of the many ways in which the Government is supporting active travel choices, as set out in the 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. The Department has not made any formal assessment of the number of electrically assisted pedal cycles which have been purchased under the scheme.

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