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Sharing the load: the potential of e-cargo bikes

Decarbonisation Freight Greenhouse gas mitigation Greenhouse gases Transport Active transport

The number of vans on the road has almost doubled over the past two decades and their greenhouse gas emissions have increased 56 per cent since 1990. New policy is urgently needed to get vans on the right road to net zero. Although electrifying vans is an important step, it is not the only action needed for a decarbonised transport system. 

This report explains the potential of e-cargo bikes as an alternative, less polluting vehicle option. The discussion focuses on the attitudes of key van user groups that will need to be engaged and calls for the government to do more to support traders and businesses to switch.

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