Tynemouth, September 22 2021 — e-Mobilise announces it’s launch in the UK to help businesses transition from motor vehicle dependency to e-Mobility, specifically through e-Bikes.
Transport accounts for nearly 30% of all carbon emissions produced in the UK.
Over the past few years, as the government and businesses have sought to find solutions to address this issue, one solution stood out – e-Bikes.
This was made more obvious during the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, when active commuting became very popular and will continue to grow.
While there is increasing investment coming from the government and growing interest from companies to transition to e-Mobility, they aren’t too sure how effective e-Bikes actually are.
They don’t know whether investing in e-Bikes will help their business or staff.
- Will they save money and time?
- Will they reduce carbon emissions?
- Could e-Bikes help improve staff health and well-being?
Why e-Mobilise was set up
e-Mobilise recognised this challenge and was set up to enable e-Bike adoption for businesses. The company grew out of Ride Electric who had been providing this service since 2017.
This is achieved through an engagement method allowing organisations to explore and quantify the various benefits, known as our e-Bike Adoption Programme – eAP.
The eAP enables organisations to pilot the use of e-Bikes, building a business case to influence a modal shift from the use of diesel and petrol vehicles, toward the utilisation of e-Bikes.
The eAP culminates in a summary report detailing the key results, measured against objectives, to help justify the continued investment in e-Bikes and support wider adoption.
e-Mobilise has worked with companies in both the private and public sector, including Last-Mile Delivery companies, Councils, Police Forces and NHS Trusts.
Quorum Business Park
Speaking about the work we did with Quorum Business Park, Laura Kerry – Transport and Tenant Advisor – shared this: “Through the e-Bike Adoption Programme, e-Mobilise have helped our tenants discover the business and personal benefits of e-Bikes for their staff. This has also helped ease the parking pressure in the estate, which was becoming a problem.”
Newcastle NHS Trust
We’re currently working with Newcastle NHS trust and Craig Boggon – Trainee Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practitioner and NUTH Green Ambassador – shared the following:
“Many of us at Newcastle Hospitals are concerned about climate change and looking at ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint. The Trust is leading the way within healthcare and has pledged to become Net Zero Carbon by 2040, already generating their own electricity and using sustainable sources. To support this initiative, a “Green Champions Network” has been set up.
Whilst on a rotation with the Community Paediatrics Team, I decided to look at how as Physiotherapists we move around the community and what modes of transport are available to us. As predicted, cars are most commonly used, and are in use to make many short journeys across the city every day. Other parts of the trust are starting to look at alternative methods of transport and I do not want us to be left behind.
I see physiotherapists as the advocates of rehabilitation, function and physical activity, so I asked myself the question: “Why are we still using cars to make journeys around the city when a planned daily caseload may only take you 6-16km? As a keen cyclist, I am happy to cycle this distance. However, I appreciate that some colleagues may not be so keen, but what about e-Bikes?
As part of the Trust Climate Emergency Action Fund I have therefore applied and been granted funding for a small number of e-Bikes on a trial period, with the objective of looking at: promoting a healthy lifestyle within the team, reducing carbon emissions, reducing monthly expenses costs and improving air quality for Newcastle city. This is a fluid project starting in spring 2021 and will last 12 month, to bring some light and cycle of joy for staff.
e-Mobilise (powered by Ride Electric) provided a simple and comprehensive plan to provide e-Bikes for the community team. Regular meetings have helped to keep the project going along with working with local volunteers to provide skills and confidence sessions. Whilst the project is still in its infancy we are hoping it inspires less car use and more active transport.”
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