10.03.2023 | Sustainability | Reading-time: 2 min
Albert Koechlin Foundation supporting the acquisition of e-cargo bikes
Lucerne - The Albert Koechlin Foundation is again supporting companies in the acquisition of electric cargo bikes as part of its “clever unterwegs” project. In so doing, the foundation is seeking to promote sustainable logistics by moving away from a reliance on fossil fuels.
The Albert Koechlin Foundation (AKS) from Lucerne is again keen to encourage companies in Central Switzerland to enhance their company logistics with electric cargo bikes this year. According to a press release, the aim of this funding initiative is to make the transportation of goods more sustainable and environmentally friendly by foregoing vehicles powered by fossil fuels.
Accordingly, companies that are keen to use e-cargo bikes for trips previously made by car or van will receive financial support totaling 60 percent of the purchase price. In addition, the AKS also finances the labeling and design of various cargo bikes. Further information is now available online, where interested parties can also submit their applications.
“The companies that we have been able to support with this offer have been enthusiastically using their e-cargo bikes ever since”, comments AKS project manager Andreas Merz. As the press release goes on to say, several companies have observed that the use of e-cargo bikes creates a positive atmosphere at the workplace in addition to drawing attention to their commitment to climate protection initiatives.
Founded in 1997, the non-profit Albert Koechlin Foundation supports projects in the areas of social affairs, education, culture, business and the environment. Its work is explicitly focused on the five central Swiss cantons of Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden and Obwalden.