eCargo trikes for urban transport

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    An eCargo trike in city traffic. Foto: Friedrich Simon Kugi

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    Speed up: Avoid traffic jams by taking the bike lane with an eCargo trike. Foto: Friedrich Simon Kugi

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    Less space – more freedom of movement: eCargo trikes and bikes boost quality of life in cities.

Do you own a business or an organisation? Do you want to invest in a sustainable future? The myclimate climate protection programme supports businesses that want to start using electric cargo trikes and bikes to transport goods. The goal is to stop the use of fossil fuel-run vans for transporting goods in city centres and to replace these with electricity-powered cargo bikes.

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The myclimate programme supports the increased application of eCargo bikes for the transporting of goods in inner-city traffic, thereby reducing exhaust fume emissions and noise pollution as well as improving air quality and road space. This helps to reduce CO2 and other polluting emissions and eases road traffic. As part of the myclimate programme, owners of eCargo bikes benefit from an annual payment from the sale of CO2 certificates, which can be used to cover some of the purchase cost. This project enables the constant expansion of the bike fleet and guarantees the success of the sustainable traffic concept in the long term. 

The eCargo bikes are purchased and operated by the participating companies. As well as contributing to vital emission reductions, programme participants also play a leading role in carrying through innovative city logistics concepts. Such concepts are absolutely essential to ensure a high standard of living in cities now and in the future. 

Programme criteria

The programme is open to any company that wants to start using electricity-powered cargo trikes or bikes for the inner city transport.

Participating companies must register all electric cargo bikes with myclimate prior to purchase by completing a registration form. This allows myclimate to check that the bike meets the following criteria: 

  • The goods will be transported in Switzerland and consequently CO2 emissions will be reduced there.
  • The bikes or trikes are not yet in operation. They have not been ordered yet.
  • The eCargo bike is approved by the authority, is electricity-powered, and can carry a load of at least 80 kilos.
  • The bike or trike requires muscle power to start and is supported by an electric motor.
  • The bike or trike will primarily be used for the transport of goods.
  • The batteries are charged using only renewable electricity.
  • All rights for emission reductions belong to myclimate.
  • The company is not one that is exempt from CO2 duties.
  • The company is willing to participate in monitoring.
  • The company must declare any other aid money received from the government, canton, or council.

Register now!

Send us the completed registration form now or call us if you have any further questions!

Contact

myclimate foundation, Julia Roth, tel. +41 44 500 43 50, email

Did you know …?

By participating in the subsidy programme for electric cargo bikes, you receive a financial contribution to your investment costs.

  • You choose a really cost-efficient alternative to cars and vans.
  • Your cargo bike saves 4 – 10 t CO2 annually compared to conventional modes of transport.
  • The goods will be transported without exhaust fumes, noise and traffic pollution.
  • Your goods will reach their destination faster by using the bike lanes.
  • Show your commitment to the climate and a sustainable future.
  • Help ensure sustainable traffic on city streets. 
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