Can E-bikes help the Environment? [Infographic]

Using an e-bike regularly could have a positive impact towards fighting climate change

  • After only 1,000km an e-bike would offset all carbon emissions produced by its production
  • 89.5 million tonnes of CO2 is produced by road travel per year, whereas e-bikes produce none
  • Built-in battery packs on modern e-bikes can take you 257 laps of an Olympic track

Utilising data from The Department for Transport**, an infographic has been created that looks at total greenhouse gas emissions produced by standard modes of transport versus e-bikes. This is in a bid to encourage people to think about the environment and their role in helping it.

Commissioned by cycling specialists, Cycle Republic, the infographic highlights that if sustainably produced electricity is used for the manufacturing of e-bikes, they will emit almost zero CO2 and produce very little noise whilst on the road.

Peter Kimberley, Managing Director of Cycle Republic said: “As a business we are passionate about the environment and enabling our customers to enjoy travelling by two wheels. By highlighting the lifestyle benefits of e-bikes, we hope to inspire and encourage more people to choose to travel by two wheels while also having a positive impact on the environment”.

By presenting the benefits of e-bikes visually, the piece aims to encourage individuals and businesses to consider them as a way to support the environment and as an alternative way to get fit. One London butcher noticed a 99% reduction in CO2 emissions by swapping his van for an e-bike on a single like-for-like journey**.

According to the sustainability statement from the Accell Annual Report**, if you travelled approximately 40 miles every day for a year – a total distance of just under 15,000 miles – doing it with:

  • A single occupancy car would emit over 7,000kg of CO2
  • A moped, a bus or a three-person car-pool would emit approximately 2,500kg of CO2 per passenger
  • An e-bike would emit less than 300kg of CO2

Colin Williams, Owner of FLi Distribution comments: “People need to be encouraged to see the benefits of using their e-bike for lots of different types of trips, not just leisure. Used in place of cars, e-bikes can help to reduce congestion and pollution and cancel out the environmental impact of their production.

** ONS, Department for Transport (2018) confirmed data for 2016
** Sustrans
** Sustainability statement from the Accell Annual Report

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Cycle Republic is a cycling specialist that offers exclusive bikes, accessories, clothing and repairs from inner-city locations to provide exceptional choice, convenience and value to cyclists.

For more information about Cycle Republic, please visit: https://www.cyclerepublic.com/bikes/electric-bikes.html

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