E-bike Switch

Whether you're a delivery rider or run a fleet of mopeds for your business, the Zero Emissions Network can support the transition to electric bikes.

E-bikes have great benefits including reduced costs, improved health, less noise and air pollution as well as improved journey time. As e-bikes are legally classed as bicycles, riders can save money on tax, insurance and CBT as none of these are required. Riders can also enjoy the benefits of filtering through traffic and off-road cycle networks.



Support for businesses

The Zero Emissions Network has worked with Steer Group to produce a comprehensive toolkit of guidance for businesses looking to make the switch. Use the toolkit to find the right e-bike model for your business, understand best practice on cycle training and schedule regular e-bike maintenance.

The toolkit is available to any business free of charge. Email zen@hackney.gov.uk to request a copy.


Support for riders

Riders can apply for a £200 grant to help purchase or lease an e-bike from a provider of their choice or;

  • Hire an e-bike from ETT Industries for £100 for the first four weeks, (saving £200), through the ZEN network. There is also a £250 deposit to pay when renting a bike. 
  • Buy a Gazelle Vento for £1899 and receive £200 cashback from Velorution and £200 cashback from Zero Emissions Network. Spread the payment with 6 months or 12 months personal finance, interest free with £150 deposit, subject to credit status. This includes lights rack and Bosch mid-mounted motor with Purion side display and a 300 watt battery.
  • Buy, or lease the "Urban Delivery Model 1" e-bike from only £15 per week with extra long range 930Wh battery and receive £100 cash back from Urban eBikes + 2 free services + £200 cash back from ZEN. Leasing options available from 12 months to 36 months. The Urban delivery model 1 is specifically designed for heavy duty use and comes with lights, rack, suspension and disc brakes all included.
  • Get 5% off any e-bike and a free lock from VOLT


Delivery riders and small businesses currently using mopeds can apply for the £200 subsidy.

For more information and to apply click here.


Case studies

Businesses and riders are already making the switch. Read their stories here.