E-bike grants to be settled in August 2014

Government grants currently offer e-car buyers a £5,000 rebate. Could same apply for two wheels?
Publish date:

The question of whether electric bike purchases should also benefit from the £5,000 grants being dished out to consumers buying e-cars is set to be resolved this August.

Outgoing BEBA chairman Mark Loveridge has been among those lobbying for the grants to apply to two-wheeled electric transport since the grants were announced in 2010. The government created the grants to spur the electric car market and meet its ambitions to have 1.7 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. The grants were this year extended to 2017.

Loveridge told BikeBiz that the potentially pivotal decision will be resolved in August. BEBA has been working with the Bicycle Association and the MCIA to lobby the government to widen the grant criteria, which is ‘considering’ the move.

The ongoing disparity between UK and EU legislation for electric bikes looks set to be resolved soon too. It is hoped that the matter will be finalised within ten months, BikeBiz has learnt.

Featured Jobs

cls logo_jpg 600x348

Bike Mechanic

Club La Santa I Lanzarote, Canary Islands I Competitive Salary & Benefits I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

LTR coral logo 620x349

Local Project Manager (x3 roles)

Love to Ride I North East Lincolnshire, Slough, Southampton I Salary: £32,500 equivalent (PT, temporary) I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

Logo stacked

Head of Marketing

Brompton I West London I Salary Competitive I Date Published Wednesday 9th January 2019


Senior Sales Executive

BikeExchange I UK Nationwide I Salary TBC Depending on level of experience I Date published Wednesday 16th January 2019