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Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 29 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many electric bicycles it (a) has purchased since 2007 and (b) owns.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 13 December 2021


Answer

The core Scottish Government has not purchased any electric bicycles since 2007. The Core Scottish Government does not own any electric bicycles.

The Scottish Government holds cycle friendly employer status from Cycling Scotland. The Scottish Government offers a cycle to work scheme which allows staff to hire a bike and safety equipment, paid for through monthly salary deductions.

During COP 26, 13 electric bikes and associated equipment (helmets, Hi-vis, lights, locks etc) were loaned from Energy Savings Trust (EST) to Transport Scotland for the duration of the conference. The electric bikes were for Scottish Ministerial and senior officials use.

The electric bikes have subsequently been returned to EST.