Thursday, 4 July 2019

The growth of the E-Bike

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) has recently investigated the use of e-bikes and discovered that they could be an effective new part of the solution to combat mode shift stagnation.

The new White Paper released by the TREC draws on a number of findings from over the years including a study which found that a world that achieves a scenario of 14% combined bicycle and e-bike mode share by person kilometres travelled could see a potential 10% decrease in transport emissions, which is great news for the environment.

A past report from European Cyclists' Federation found that bicycles and e-bikes have a lifecycle emission rate of 21 grams and 22 grams of CO2 emissons whereas cars emit 271 grams of CO2 emissions.

The latest White Paper explores the potential of e-bikes and what their effort on person miles travelled and greenhouse gas emissions could be.

Read more about the potential of e-bikes and download the White Paper here.