Using Glasgow’s e-bikes to help the city achieve net zero

27th February 2020

Glasgow has set the ambitious target to become the UK’s first Net Zero city, but how it gets there will be significantly different from other big cities across the country.

One way ScottishPower is helping local residents play their part in the fight against climate change is through a new partnership with nextbike to sponsor Glasgow’s first fleet of e-bikes, which will allow Glasgow residents to travel in a quicker and greener way. ScottishPower has sponsored a fleet of 63 e-bikes and 21 charging points across the city.

An increase in the use of electric vehicles will significantly help Glasgow reach its Net Zero goal by 2030. As one of the few cities in the UK with a large proportion of their residents living in flats without access to off-street parking, the challenge of transitioning to electric transport and electric heating creates its own unique requirements.

ScottishPower’s recent Zero Carbon Communities report forecast that the city will need to install more than 175,000 charging points between now and 2030 to reach their target – nearly 17,000 in non-resident areas.

These new e-bikes are a great example of how you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Find out more about Glasgow’s e-bikes.

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