Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

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

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a whether a higher uptake of electric bikes through the Cycle to Work Scheme would have any impact on public finances.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Cycle to Work Scheme can 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 increased uptake in cycling, as set out in the 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. The Government has not undertaken any detailed assessment of the impact of a higher uptake of electric bikes through the Cycle to Work Scheme on public finances.

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