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Bike4Car - Treat yourself to freedom

Ditch your car and take part in a 2-week free e-bike trial.

Grab an e-bike this summer and find out whether it stands the test of everyday life and fits your needs. Bike shops across Switzerland will again provide their e-bikes for free to those who leave their cars behind. What's more, Mobility CarSharing is offering a free 4-month trial membership.

The interactive map shows the bike shops that are taking part. You can sign up here by clicking on your chosen dealer. Electronic registration is unfortunately not possible at Coop Bau+Hobby. Just go there and register in person. 

Participants risk falling in love with an e-bike.

Last year, we asked participants whether the “Bike4Car” campaign had changed their mobility behaviour or if it had just been a one-off experiment. Most participants used the e-bike for their commute to work. There were situations where being without a car was difficult, especially for families with small children or when purchases had to be made. Here it became apparent that a combination with shared cars like Mobility makes sense. After the 2-week trial, participants had a very strong desire to own and use an own bike. This of course involves the idea of driving less.

12 km per person and day with the e-bike.

Each participant travelled about 12 km per person and day with the bike. In an estimated 80% of the cases, the e-bike replaced the car. This led to CO2 savings of around 50 tons last year.

This year again, the campaign has been made possible with the financial support of EnergieSchweiz and the commitment of the bike manufacturer  Stromer and Stromer partners, Coop Bau+Hobby with the brands Allegro, Saxonette and Leopard, as well as many more bike shops, who together provided around 600 e-bikes for free.

Thank you for this commitment and the great e-bikes.

Do you want to take part in the campaign? We are looking for people who tell us how they experience the changeover: how does it feel to exchange a car for an e-bike during 2 weeks? What joy and problems does it bring? Please get in touch directly with the project manager: Karin Witschi,


Bike4Car-Wettbewerb-Concours 2016
Joining Bike4Car and testing the speed of e-bike mobility brings you twofold benefits: You find out how well a bike replaces a car in your everyday life and at the same time win one of these great prizes.


If you exchange your car against an e-bike, you will save a significant amount of CO2. Make these savings visible with the campaign “Bike4Car”. The saved CO2 will be communicated to all participants at the end of the campaign.


“Bike4Car” has been facilitated through the alliance of various companies and organisations. All campaign partners have made a big commitment so that you can exchange your car for an e-bike during two weeks. Here you can find out who is doing what.

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Please choose your store on the map.

Saved CO2
5.28 t

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Want to experience the awesome feeling of freedom on an e-bike? The feeling of being mobile, fast and happy without the hassle of an own car?
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Saved CO2
5.28 t


Participants’ experiences during the 14-day «car against bike» exchange. Stories about the e-bike, in german.