There is an increasing use of diesel vans to cater to the e-commerce boom. The UK government has announced £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future. Department for Transport (DfT) officials made the announcement as part of the international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham.
The government expects to see increasing numbers of electric vans on UK streets but is also promoting a place for other delivery modes such as e-cargo bikes.
“Support for e-cargo bikes will help to ensure that Britain leads the way in the development and deployment of the technologies of the future,” said low emissions minister Jesse Norman. “Encouraging electric delivery bikes on to our city streets will cut traffic and improve air quality, and will show how these vehicles have the potential to play an important role in the zero-emission future of this country.”