The electric vehicle will used to move the BTN BikeShare fleet around the city, ensuring hubs all have bikes available. It will also be used to pick up bikes for servicing or repair.
It will travel more than 60 miles a day around the city, seven days a week.
Chair of the ETS committee Amy Heley said: “This is a great step forward for the brilliant BTN BikeShare scheme.
“Being able to have a fully electric vehicle moving bikes around the city means cutting toxic emissions further and supporting us towards our goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.
“BTN BikeShare continues to go from strength to strength, will more than three million miles now travelled actively and sustainably around the city. It’s a hugely exciting time for the scheme and I look forward to seeing more in the future.”
Vince Pemberton, Chief Operating Officer Rivervale Cars Ltd said: “As a business, Rivervale is extremely proud to be working with Brighton & Hove City Council as it embarks on the road to being carbon neutral by 2030.
“We know the council is working hard to reduce emissions from its fleet and this new BTN BikeShare vehicle is another step in the right direction.”
There's still time to register for the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's (LCRIG) first #AsktheDfT event of 2022. Members are invited to put their questions about active travel directly to senior personnel from the Department for Transport (DfT) but must submit questions in advance of the session which is taking place on 8 February.
Executive county councillors today unanimously supported a revised 20mph speed limit policy for North Yorkshire that will place a greater focus on active, sustainable travel, such as cycling and walking, and encouraging a sense of place.