Delivered by a partnership between electric vehicle company Lime and Nottingham City Council, will be available to hire on a pay-as-you-go basis in key city locations. They will cost £1 to unlock and 17p a minute.

Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for highways, transport and parks, Cllr Audra Wynter, said:?’As we face a global climate emergency, it’s more important than ever that our residents have access to more sustainable ways to travel.?I’m delighted that we’ll be welcoming e-bikes to Nottingham through this new partnership with Lime.

‘E-bikes are fun to use and will make shorter trips easier, and provide an alternative to the car for short journeys.?With the new e-bikes, plus our e-scooter trial, award-winning bus and tram systems, getting around Nottingham will be easier and better than ever.’ Lime will offer 50% off the cost of e-bike rides for lower income residents via its Lime Access programme.

Hal Stevenson, senior public affairs manager for Lime in the UK, said: ‘We are delighted to be launching our e-bikes in Nottingham next year. Our new service will offer residents and visitors an active and sustainable travel option to get around the city. We look forward to working closely with Nottingham City Council to successfully deliver the scheme and support their wider plans to install more cycling infrastructure and reduce local reliance upon cars.’