Greens candidate for Denison, Anna Reynolds, today launched her state-of-the-art campaign vehicle - a Gazelle electric bicycle.
Ms Reynolds intends to use the e-bike to travel to most campaign events, as a way of promoting viable alternatives to driving a car.
"Cycling is great fun, and I certainly find it easier to get up Hobart's hills with the help of the electric motor", she said.
"E-bikes produce absolutely no pollution so they have all of the environmental benefits associated with reducing vehicle emissions."
"They cost approximately 2 cents per kilometre to run, which means a personal saving on the fuel, maintenance and parking costs of a car," said Ms Reynolds.
"E-bikes still offer the fitness benefits of normal bikes, and they also allow people with health or age issues that may otherwise prohibit riding to become cyclists."
Ms Reynolds called on government departments and councils to start trialing e-bikes to replace some fleet cars.
"E-bikes are starting to be trialled by government departments around the world, including police in London and Los Angeles, and also by Australia Post."
"There should also be an option for State and Federal MPs to ask for support for an e-bike and public transport rather than a car." Ms Reynolds said that her use of the e-bike as a campaign vehicle also aims to promote local cycling businesses in the electorate of Denison.