Fingal businesses and community groups called to try out new eCargo bikes!

by Rose Barrett
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Following the success of the eCargo Bikes for Business Scheme, Fingal County Council is launching two new opportunities for businesses and organisations to try out eCargo bikes.

eCargo bikes are ideally suited for use by business and community organisations. They offer faster delivery in busy urban settings, with no fuel costs, no need for car insurance and no parking costs. There is also no requirement for a licensed driver, meaning that people of all ages can use the bike. Most importantly of all, organisations that use eCargo are making a better choice for the environment and contributing to positive climate action by reducing emissions.

Last week, FCC launched two new schemes, inviting businesses and organisations to apply online and join the eCargo revolution.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy says “Now is the time for businesses to make the leap to sustainable transport. eCargo is affordable, better for the planet and a great way to get your business noticed. I am really looking forward to seeing more eCargo bikes become a feature of doing business in Fingal.

The eCargo Bike Trial scheme is seeking applications from businesses and organisations who would like to try out use of an eCargo bike for 6-12 months. The successful applicant will receive an eyecatching eCargo bike branded with their own logo. Qualifying applicants must provide secure storage for the vehicle, take responsibility for charging the bike and should be excited about sustainability and cycling!

The second scheme introduced last week may be ideal for you! The eCargo Hosting Scheme invites those who would like to host an eCargo bike on their premises for their own use and use by others.

Below: Andrew Nolan, Stephen McGinn, Emma Court, Shane McMorrow and John Hartnett

Interested in eCargo but not sure you need a full-time vehicle?

Applications for the eCargo Hosting Scheme are encouraged from businesses and organisations that have space to securely store an eCargo bike and where charging facilities are available. The successful applicant will have use of the eCargo bike and can also advertise it to individuals, other local business and community organisations for pick up from their premises. This is a perfect opportunity to become an advocate for cycling in your local area and provide a real community service with no liability for bike loss or user injury, while also drawing others to your premises. Fingal County Council will provide an app-based booking system to be managed by the host.

CE FCC AnnMarie Farrelly, says “Businesses across the County are thinking about how they can reduce costs and differentiate their offering to remain competitive. These eCargo bike schemes offer an exciting opportunity to trial sustainable transport which is cheaper to run and reduces our carbon emissions.”

Director of Climate, Environment and Active Travel, David Storey, says “Many businesses in our towns and villages started long ago with local deliveries by bike or on foot and now with eCargo we’re upgrading that idea for the 21st century with larger capacity for carrying goods and providing speedier local journeys. We are excited to see what sorts of businesses and organisations apply and how they will make eCargo work for them. We are particularly looking forward to seeing some businesses become advocates for eCargo as they have in other places in Europe.”

For further information on the project, go to

Feature image: Emma Court and Andew Nolan

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