Electric bikes take to streets of Glasgow

Glasgow has introduced more than 60 electric bikes as part of the city’s nextbike hire scheme.

On 9 October, Glasgow City Council announced that a fleet of 63 e-bikes and 21 electric stations had been launched, joining the city’s fleet of 650 standard bikes. E-bikes combine a conventional bike with a motor, meaning there is less effort pedalling for a rider and with the e-bikes able to reach 25km per hour, they can also cover greater distances faster. The new e-bikes are the result of a joint funding initiative from Glasgow City Council and the Transport Scotland eBike Grant Fund, delivered by Energy Saving Trust.

Councillor Anna Richardson, Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, said: “Adding e-bikes to the hire fleet is another clear demonstration of our commitment to pursue more sustainable forms of transport in Glasgow and add to the effort to decarbonise how we travel across the city.”

Glasgow City Council