The popularity of ebikes, or pedal assisted electric bikes, has been growing year on year. They’re a great alternative to conventional bikes, especially if your route includes hills, is more than five miles long or you need an extra boost on the road.
If you’re considering a new or used ebike and you live in Scotland, an exciting funding opportunity is available through Energy Saving Trust. We offer an interest-free loan for individuals, repayable over four years. The loan is funded by Transport Scotland and can help you purchase:
- Up to 2 x new ebikes capped at £3,000 each
- Up to 2 x used ebikes capped at £2,000 each
- 1 x new family cargo or ecargo bike capped at £6,000
- 1 x used family cargo or ecargo bike capped at £4,000
- 1 x new or used adapted cycle (value assessed on a case-by-case basis)
An ebike is an electric assisted pedal cycle, usually two-wheeled, whereas a cargo or ecargo bike is specially designed to carry a load. An adapted or electric adapted cycle is specifically designed to meet the mobility needs of the rider; the cycle can be of standardised design and include tricycles, recumbents or hand-cycles.