Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Oakland invests in battery bikes

Oakland International is offering staff battery powered bicycles as a greener way to get to work.

It has bought ten of the £900 bikes, which have a range of 25 miles, and offering them to employees for a fee of £10 a week.

They are operated by a pedal push start. The motor then kicks-in to deliver an uninterrupted power supply which keeps it moving until it comes to a complete stop.

The company wants to encourage staff to adopt greener ways of getting to work. Renewable project coordinator Max Harrison said: “By purchasing ten battery bikes we hope that we can, in a small way, help to reduce the amount of vehicles travelling to the same destination, decreasing our carbon footprint and as well helping boost the fitness of our employees as the bikes can switch between petal and battery power.”