Utilising data from the Department for Transport, an infographic, commissioned by Cycle Republic, has been created to encourage people to think about the environment and their role in helping it.
The infographic looks at total greenhouse emissions produced by standard modes of transport versus e-Bikes. It 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.
According to the data an e-Bike would offset all the carbon emissions of its production after only 1,000 km if used instead of a car, and while in use emits virtually no emissions, compared to 89.5 million tonnes of CO2 from other forms of road travel.
Peter Kimberly, 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, Cycle Republic hopes to encourage both individuals and businesses to consider them as a way to support the environment and improve health.
Colin Williams, Fli Distribution Owner, added: “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.”