Electric Bikes and Carbon emissions

A European Cyclist Federation study concluded that after factoring in CO2 emissions produced during electricity generation, an e-bike’s carbon footprint is just 2.6-5 grams of CO2 per mile (depending on the source of the electricity), compared to 150 grams for most electric cars and 136 grams for scooters.


As well as saving on carbon, switching to an e-bike has indirect benefits as well, the biggest environmental contribution that the e-bike could make is as a replacement of the private car. Of the millions of car journeys people do, 50 per cent are under three miles which are ideal for ebikes.

See the ECF full report.

About bike share


Shared Electric Bike Programme


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UK Public Bike Share Stats

Locations: 26 locations

Total number of bikes: 22,412

Users: 626,136 users (unique members & casual users)

Average trips per day in UK: 47,710 per day

Availabel data from quarter ending December 2017

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