eCargo Bike Accelerator Project
How you can be part of the city's new cargo bike scheme.
About the project
Brighton & Hove City Council is supporting local businesses and organisations to start using electric-cargo bikes (e-cargo bikes), as part of their regular operations, such as deliveries and servicing.
E-cargo bikes are two, three and four-wheeled electric assist pedal cycles that contain storage capacity, and are ideal for business operations in an urban environment.
The electric motor provides additional power to carry loads and travel up hills with minimal effort on behalf of the rider.
Benefits of e-cargo bikes
Business benefits of using e-cargo bikes include:
- much more affordable purchase and operating costs than cars and vans, including electric vehicles
- simple and convenient parking and loading in busy urban areas
- zero emissions and access to car-free areas
- a positive image for your business or organisation, including the opportunity to brand your e-cargo bike and be promoted by the Council
How the Council is supporting businesses to start using e-cargo bikes
Support offered by the Council includes:
- impartial expert advice on the best cargo bike to suit your budget and business needs
- free rider training provided by the Council
- a subsidy towards the purchase of a cargo bike
- marketing and promotion of your business by the Council as a showcase of good practice for clean and sustainable business deliveries
Examples of participating businesses
The Council is looking for businesses who could be considering using cargo bikes as part of their operations. So far, the Council has supported the following businesses to start using e-cargo bikes or increase their fleet:
|Organisation||Use of e-cargo bikes||E-cargo bike model|
|BHCC CityParks||At Preston Park||Christiania|
|BHCC post room||200 miles per week, potential for 300 additional miles||Urban Arrow XL|
Brighton & Hove Energy
|Increasing carrying capacity to support more fuel poor households||Tern GSD S10 Performance|
|Brighton Gin||Replace 85-90 van miles per week, saving £147 per month in reduced fuel, insurance and parking||Urban Arrow XL e-trailer|
|Gunn’s Florist||Replace 100 miles a week currently done by petrol van||Cycles Maximus|
|Mittens Plumbing||37.5 miles per week in home visits, replacing 4x4 car.||Reise & Muller MultiCharger|
|Real Patisserie||Replace 30-50 petrol van miles a week for deliveries||Urban Arrow L|
|Zedify||Currently complete 400 miles per week using a fleet of seven e-cargo bikes. Five new e-cargo bikes should complete an additional 285 miles per week.||2x EAVcabs 2x Cycles Maximus|
If you are interested in your business or organisation potentially using e-cargo bikes, please send an email to email@example.com.