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E-cargo bikes: Potential for rural innovation


Electric cargo (e-cargo) bikes are a 'green logistics' opportunity for last mile delivery in rural areas. This module showcases case studies from businesses operating in rural settings and a review of research evidence considering the role of e-cargo bikes to reduce carbon emissions.

Use the links to explore the research and case studies and read an introductory blog post from NICRE Innovation Associate Steven Morrison Cairns.

We also feature a report from independent think tank and charity Green Alliance explaining the potential of e-cargo bikes as an alternative, less polluting vehicle option to vans.