THE use of electric bikes continues to grow in popularity across Scotland during lockdown, says one of Clean Air Day’s participants.
Many people have been embracing active travel as part of social distancing and their daily exercise resulting in a surge of interest in Bike Week from June 6th to 14th.
“During lockdown, and hopefully beyond, more and more people are appreciating the benefits of having access to a bike or an eBike as an enjoyable way to travel. The interest-free eBike Loan, delivered by Energy Saving Trust and funded by Transport Scotland, helps you spread the cost of a new ebike over four years. The money you’ll save on petrol might even cover your monthly loan repayments!” said Ellie Grebenik, Senior Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust.
During lockdown the reduction in vehicles on the road has resulted in an immediate improvement in air quality. Cutting out car journeys by 25% could save the average person £314 a year in fuel.
The eBike Loan offers interest-free funding for a new eBike, eCargo or adaptive bike. For more information call Home Energy Scotland (HES) free on 0808 808 2282 or visit Home Energy Scotland web page.
HES participated in Clean Day last year. The event, which is coordinated by Environmental Protection Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, has been moved to Thursday, October 8th 2020 because of COVID-19.