eCargo trikes for urban transport in Switzerland

Project type: Energy Efficiency

Project location: Switzerland

Project status: In operation, credits available

Annual CO₂ reduction: 500 t (over ten years)

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 eCargo trikes or eCargo bikes for the inner city transport. Registration for the funding program is still possible until the end of 2022.

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.
  • All rights for emission reductions belong to myclimate.
  • The company is willing to participate in monitoring.
  • The company must declare any other aid money received from the government, canton, or council.


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Use our simple calculator to estimate the individual contribution for your cargo bikes/trikes (in German). Send us the completed registration form now or call us if you have any further questions!



Foundation myclimate
Barbara Müller, Project Manager, Tel. +41 44 578 88 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. 


This project contributes to 2 SDGs (as of end 2021):

Find out how myclimate reports these SDGs in our FAQ.


These SDGs have been approved by myclimate:

In 2021, 12,200 L of diesel were saved.

39 t CO2 are saved in 2021.

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