Albert Koechlin Foundation enables purchase of e-cargo bikes


Lucerne – The Albert Koechlin Foundation is once again supporting companies in the purchase of electric cargo bicycles as part of its “clever unterwegs” project. Its aim is to promote sustainable logistics that are free of fossil fuels.

The Albert Koechlin Foundation(AKS) in Lucerne wants to encourage companies in central Switzerland to supplement their company logistics with electric cargo bicycles again this year. According to a media release, the aim of the funding is to make the transport of goods sustainable and environmentally friendly and to dispense with fossil-fuel vehicles.

Accordingly, companies that now want to use e-cargobikes for journeys previously made by car or van will receive financial support of 60 percent of the purchase price. In addition, AKS also finances the lettering and design of various cargo bicycles. Interested parties can now obtain information and apply online.

“The companies that we have been able to support with this offer so far have been using their e-cargobikes enthusiastically ever since,” AKS project manager Andreas Merz is quoted as saying. According to the press release, several companies have observed that the use of e-cargobikes leads to a positive image. It draws attention to their commitment to climate protection.

Founded in 1997, the non-profit Albert Koechlin Foundation supports projects in the social, educational, cultural, economic and environmental fields. Its activities are explicitly focused on the five central Swiss cantons of Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden and Obwalden. eb