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Co-op launches online delivery service with e-cargo bikes

Co-op is today launching a new online delivery service with e-cargobikes.com, a provider of zero-emission last-mile delivery services for retailers and grocers across the UK. The online service is initially available to shoppers within four kilometres of the Co-op’s store on Kings Road in Chelsea, before being rolled out to …

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Cycling towards a greener future

In September, hot on the heels of the Department for Transport’s call for evidence on last-mile deliveries – to reduce delivery emissions, particularly from diesel vans – the Government pledged a £2 million subsidy to encourage the usage of e-cargo bikes. In a nutshell, businesses will soon be able to …

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DfT to contribute to purchase of new e-cargo bikes

The Department of Transport has announced it will contribute 20 per cent of the purchase price of new e-cargo bikes, up to a threshold of £5,000. The Government previously announced a £2 million funding package to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. Peter Eland, the Bicycle Association’s technical manager, said: "This is …

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DfT evaluating classifying e-cargobikes as motor vehicles

A subsidy programme for e-cargobikes may come with strings attached, BikeBiz has learned. Yesterday the government announced a £2 million funding package, parts of which could be delivered via "plug-in" style grants, as already happens for e-vans via the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. However, the government is concerned that …

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Government to boost e-cargobike uptake with £2 million funding package

The Government has announced a £2 million funding package to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. "The funding will help pave the way for the nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans," said a Government statement, and that this would "improve the environment and reduce congestion." In May …

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Government seeks views on e-cargobikes and other “last mile” city transport solutions

"We’re launching our Last Mile call for evidence today into how we can use e-vans, micro vehicles and, yes, e-cargo bikes to improve urban deliveries, with huge potential benefits to air quality, health, livability and the economy," says transport minister Jesse Norman. He added that this was "very exciting". The …

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Deliveroo trials Tern’s compact e-cargobike

Deliveroo is to trial food deliveries in London by a compact e-cargobike thanks to a tie-up with Tern of Taiwan. The app-based food delivery service is testing out a Tern GSD.  The GSD is a compact utility e-bike capable of handling up to 400lb of cargo. Deliveroo anticipates the bike …

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