E-cargo bikes are available to lease to businesses in Milton Keynes
E-cargo bikes have hit the streets of Milton Keynes as part of a new initiative to reduce congestion and reduce emissions.
Milton Keynes Council has introduced e-cargo bikes to its vehicle fleet in a drive to improve the ways that deliveries are made across the city.
The new bikes, which can carry up to 630 litres, will support businesses who are making deliveries across Milton Keynes. The aim is to reduce the reliance of cars and vans by providing a more sustainable alternative.
A number of bikes are being used by the Council’s tree and highway inspectors as a way of getting around the borough for their investigations. A fleet of 12 bikes are also available to local businesses to lease as part of the Get Around MK travel initiative.
E-cargo bikes for business
Businesses across Milton Keynes are encouraged to get on board and trial a new way to make deliveries across the city.
Under the councils e-cargo bike lease scheme, 12 bikes are available to businesses to loan at a heavily reduced rate on a short and long-term basis.
Capable of carrying loads of up to 630 litres, the bikes can replace cars or vans for most local journeys and are perfect for first and last mile deliveries.
If your business is making deliveries across the city, could you play your part in reducing transport emissions and making Milton Keynes a greener place to live and work?
Two of the councils eCargo bikes are on display in the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Central Milton Keynes.
Interested? Take a look at the promotional leaflet
Benefits of e-cargo bikes
- Save money on fuel and vehicle costs
- No more parking charges
- Reduce transport emissions
- Avoid traffic queues
- Healthier and happier staff
- Promotion – the bikes attract a lot of attention and can be branded
- Be a pioneer!
- Help our environment and be a part of the most ambitious carbon neutral plan in the world
About the project
In May 2020, the Department for Transport awarded Milton Keynes City Council funding via the eCargo Bike Grant Fund. The Council purchased 21 eCargo bikes and has supported businesses and internal teams within the council to switch from using petrol or diesel delivery vehicles to using eCargo bikes.
As of July 2023, the eCargo bikes brought with this funding have covered 20,000 miles, delivering goods and services across the city.
New project kickstarted by the scheme
eCargo Bike short term rentals are now available from Fully Charged Silverstone.
eCargo bikes are ideal for transporting goods to locations which are too far away or impractical for a standard bike. The large cargo holder at the front, or on the back of the bike is perfect for food deliveries, mobile businesses and pop-up shops – any business or service that requires you to carry goods to deliver or to provide a service.
For more information go to eCargo Bike Rentals from Fully Charged Silverstone
How to get involved
Simple. Register here and let us know a bit more about your business.
I think electric bikes are the future, and I’m really proud that yet again Milton Keynes is leading the way.
Cllr Jenny Marklew, Cabinet Member for Sustainability
The e-cargo Bike Grant Fund scheme is funded by the Department for Transport and delivered by Energy Saving Trust.
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