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.

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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.

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UK Public Bike Share Stats

Total number of bikes: 17,354

Docking stations: 1,164

Users: 456,425 users (unique members & casual users)

Total trips: 10,744,419

Last updated (March 2017)

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