Why any government serious about achieving net-zero needs to focus more on electrically assisted bikes

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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.

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