By Richard Schrubb
Cities and countries around the world are facing a dual problem: their transport infrastructure is becoming congested and that is causing pollution that in turn poisons the population and is adding to humanity’s contribution to climate change.
One solution has been to encourage businesses and the general public to use electric cars, vans and trucks.
Overall the take-up has been encouraging with growing numbers going electric both in logistics and among private individuals.
Though this is helping clean up cities’ air and may well be reducing global carbon emissions to some extent, electric car, truck and van subsidies are not reducing congestion that is one of the major factors behind cities’ bad air.
Could subsidising e-bikes be the answer to this issue? [Read more…]