Scottish Government e-bike loan to buy scheme

Need a push getting up those Scottish hills?

Home Energy Scotland and the Scottish Government are funding interest free loans to buy e-bikes. So for Scottish riders this means you can get that e-bike you wanted, without paying upfront.

About the scheme:

  • The bike must be an EAPC (pedal assist or Pedelec – i.e. not with a throttle – and limited to 250w power and 15.5mph) but may have more than two wheels.
  • Applicants can apply for a loan of;
    • Up to £3,000 for an e-bike
    • Up to £6,000 for an e-cargo bike or adaptive e-bike
    • There’s no minimum loan amount
  • You can repay over four years and there’s no minimum term.
  • Repayments will be made monthly by direct debit.
  • When applying you will be asked to call a number and asked to complete;
    • An overview of your income and expenses (no proof required)
    • Your address history for the past 6 years (doesn’t need to be in Scotland)
    • A standard credit check (no proof of income required)
  • The scheme will run until March 2019 and will be funded on a first come first served basis.

Find out more and request an application form here.