Why any government serious about achieving net-zero needs to focus more on electrically assisted bikes
In the Department for Transport’s press release about their Zero emission vehicle mandate, they claim that this means the country will have “the most ambitious regulatory frameworkOpens in a new tab for the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) in the world”.
The only problem is that, yet again, the focus is on cars and vans. Electrically-assisted bikes – which have enormous potential to reduce emissions from travel – are not considered in the mandate. Now new research published by the ELEVATE research project (which is linked to CREDS) highlights that electrically-assisted bikes should be given more mainstream attention.
Read more here.