Brighton & Hove City Council is supporting local businesses and organisations to use and switch to electric cargo (eCargo) bikes for deliveries of goods and services. Your business can benefit from up to £400 in subsidy for using an eCargo bike delivery service or a supplier that delivers services by eCargo bike.
We can also support a small number of businesses or organisations to get their own eCargo bikes. We have limited funding so this is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you want to know more about how to apply for an eCargo bike, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find out more about the eCargo Bike Accelerator project by watching the video below.
About the project
Brighton & Hove City Council declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency in 2018. The council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030 through the 2030 Carbon Neutral Programme.
This project contributes to this goal by reducing emissions from the transport sector, which contributes over a third of Brighton & Hove’s greenhouse gas emissions.
In May 2020, the Department for Transport awarded Brighton & Hove City Council funding via the eCargo Bike Grant Fund. The council has supported nearly 30 businesses to switch from using petrol or diesel delivery vehicles to using eCargo bikes.
As of February 2023, eCargo bikes brought with this funding have covered over 35,000 miles to deliver services and goods across the city. That equates to 15.61 tonnes of CO2 saved by the council and local businesses using eCargo bikes, compared to using the average class II diesel van.
Future project plans
As of May 2023, we’re now launching a new phase of the project. This will involve:
- increasing the subsidy available to help local businesses switch to bike-based services
- making more eCargo bikes available for local businesses to operate
This new phase of the project is funded by BHCC’s Carbon Neutral Fund and supported by sustainable transport consultancy MP Smarter Travel.
You can find out more about the benefits of eCargo bikes by watching the video below.
How we're supporting businesses to start using eCargo bikes
Find out how to get a bike for your business, use the delivery service or use another service provided by eCargo bike.