Riding an Electric Bike: The Environmental Benefits
Did you know that over 3 million electric bikes were sold in 2019? If you recently purchased an electric bike or are planning on buying an electric bike, we have the top benefits of riding an electric bike around.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of electric bikes.
- Do Not Contribute to Pollution
One of the top benefits of riding an electric bike is that they give out zero emissions. Basically e-bikes don’t release smog and toxic gases that lead to health and respiratory problems. If you live in an urban area where there are a ton of carbon emissions you can do your part by getting around town in an e-bike instead.
On top of no toxins in the air they are also very quiet so they do not add to noise pollution.
- Save the Roads
Electric bikes are very light in weight when compared to any vehicle. This means that e-bikes do not damage the roadways and highways. Every time that a road is damaged, it leads to needing repairs which means using even heavier vehicles that produce even more pollution to the environment.
- Long-Lasting Batteries
Another environmental benefit of e-bikes is that the batteries that it uses last a lot longer than most. You can usually use the same batteries for years before having to get new ones.
Plus e-bikes tend to have lithium batteries installed which do not contain any lead. Batteries that have lead in them are dangerous to the environment and can lead to further issues.
Not only do the batteries last longer, you can choose to charge them with solar energy instead of plugging into a power bank. This means helping the environment even more because using the power of the sun to charge the batteries leads to being 100% environmentally friendly.
- Eco-Friendly Travel
Although commuting in a train is better for the environment than driving a vehicle, an e-bike is even better than a train. On top of being more eco-friendly using an e-bike gives you a lot more freedom of movement. You do not have to deal with fellow commuters, crowded trains and buses, or people that might be sick or cranky, making it a more positive and less stressful travel experience.
- Off-Peak Charging
Another benefit to mother nature is that you can opt to charge the batteries during off-peak hours. Every country and state is a bit different on when their off-peak hours begin but, usually they are later in the day (whenever the demand for electricity is less).
Charging during these hours means that you are putting less strain on the power grid along with lowering blackout or brownout risks.
Riding an Electric Bike Is Great
We hope that now that you learned the top benefits above, you too can see how riding an electric bike is another way of caring for the environment.
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