ELECTRIC BIKES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
What makes an iGO Electric Bike the best choice for the environment?
As electric bike is propelled by a combination of human power and battery power - with no reliance on gas or diesel to run - they release no harmful carbon emissions.
Lower Carbon Footprint
Using vehicles that do not emit carbon by-products is one of the best ways to ensure a greener environment as they are an effective tool in the struggle to reduce the effects of global warming. Studies have shown switching to electric bikes can reduce our carbon footprint by up to 50%*
As a lighter weight vehicle, the electric bike produces less wear and tear on a road surface (which is not the most eco-friendly substance). Less maintenance of the transport infrastructure not only lowers the costs of repair to the community but also reduces the use of the heavy machinery required to perform the repairs.
Major city hubs have a problem with air pollution. In addition to the environmental effect of the pollution this smog can lead to respiratory and other health issues. Increased electric bikes use in built up areas can greatly reduce smog.
Noise pollution is more than a nuisance. Studies have shown that there are direct links between noise and health** Electric bikes are near silent. This benefits the rider and the community in general.
*Research study carried out by CREDS ‘e-bike carbon savings – how much and where?’ Jillian Anable
**U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ‘What is Noise Pollution?’