Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 3 July 2019.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the use of e-bikes.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The measures set out in the Government’s statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, as well as the almost £2 billion being invested in cycling and walking over the current Parliament, will help boost the use of e-bikes as well as the use of conventional bikes. The Department has recently published refreshed cycle to work guidance to make it easier for employers to provide employees with cycles, including e-bikes, worth over £1,000. The Government is also encouraging the use of e-cargo bikes through the £2m e-cargo bike grant programme which contributes 20% of the purchase price of a new e-cargo bike up to the first £5,000 of any purchase price.

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