The Transport Scotland eBike Grant Fund – Round 1, will make available £700,000 of grant funding for local authorities, public sector agencies, colleges and universities to take the lead on the large-scale adoption of ebikes. We encourage applications that will achieve this through the creation of bike pools of pedal-assisted electric bikes to support sustainable and active business travel as an alternative to car use, and to support the reduction of business travel costs, with the grant covering the costs of ebikes/ecargo bikes and associated safety equipment.
Transport Scotland will also provide £100k of grant funding to support trials of bikes via Home Energy Scotland advice centres, active travel hubs, local bike libraries and community organisations to promote the use of ebikes and, where possible, adaptive bikes and trailers and non-electric cargo bikes to support cycling for all ages and abilities.
Energy Saving Trust will work with grant recipients to create and showcase exemplar ebike projects demonstrating the benefits of ebikes, helping to popularise their uptake as an alternative to car use.
For further information about the scheme, email or call 0131 555 8642 to speak to a member of the Transport team. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 17 August.
If you would like to experience an ebike first-hand, Home Energy Scotland deliver short-term ebike trials lasting from 3 days to 3 weeks. To arrange a trial, please call 0808 808 2282.