Why Electric Bikes Are Replacing Cars in the Future of Cities
Two wheels are better than four, and there’s now studies to prove it. If you’re looking to make a change in your daily commute or be more environmentally friendly, one of the easiest and healthiest ways is to make the switch from car to bicycle.
If your intention is to replace your bicycle with a car entirely, an electric bike is the way of the future to optimize on speed, distance and affordability.
The Benefit of E-Bikes Over Electric Cars on Health and Environment
When it comes to environmental impact and city traffic, studies have shown that electric bikes actually beat out electric cars.
Over time, the rise in electric cars will continue to increase the number of cars on the road, furthering urban congestion and sedentary lifestyles of city dwellers.
While electric cars certainly have clear environmental benefits over gas-powered cars, they don’t actually improve the quality of life of the driver and don’t address the issue of car dependency in urban environments.
In cities around the world, sustainable modes of transportation are encouraged — walking, cycling and public transportation.
Electric bicycles specifically are an active form of transportation, decreasing traffic and increasing physical activity of everyday commuters.
Why Choose An Electric Bike?
Easily Navigate Through Traffic:Know the time it will take you to get from point A to point B without worrying about delayed trains and/or traffic jams. On an electric bike, you can dodge through traffic or easily traverse along city bike paths. With pedal-assist ranging from 20mph-28 mph, you’ll speed up the journey and find faster routes to both traditional bikes or crowded streets.
Invest and Save:The price point of buying an electric bicycle over other modes of transportation — moped, subway, busy or car — can save you big in the long run. By choosing to travel by electric bicycles, you won’t have to worry much after the upfront cost about hidden fees, parking meters or monthly passes. Today, electric bikes cost a fraction of what their predecessors did.
Eco-Friendly Travel:Cycling is one of the cleanest forms of transportation alongside walking or running. energy efficient transportation is the way of the future if we actively seek to address combat climate change and improve the quality of life across the board. Ditching your petrol-powered car in lieu of innovative e-bike has a huge impact on air pollution. electric bikes actually emit 23 times less carbon per year to cars, significantly reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Enjoy the ride:Almost anyone can drive or be a passenger in a car, but electric bicycles are an easy way to get a great workout and enjoy an outdoor commute. Unlike traditional cycling, riders don’t have to worry about working up a sweat on an electric bike, can easily climb hills and keep fitness levels up. Plus, beyond the practical reasons — riding an e-bike is fun!
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