This article is part of our on going “E-Bike Wednesday“ series.Â Every Wednesday we will be touching on something in the electric bike industry in hopes to clear up any e-bike questions or concerns you have.
No carbon footprint, no emission, and no noise
A couple notes that was mentioned and I would like to talk about. The above facts were listed and my response is : “Well, not exactly.”
Carbon footprin.Â – Riding a bicycle has far less carbon footprint than most modes of transportation..Â Creating a bicycle, feeding the human engine and upkeep of a bicycle is financially less than an automobile, but the footprint is much smaller – but there still is a footprint.Â There’s a footprint in all we do, but that’s a rant for another post.
No emission – There is no emission from the bicycle but there needs to be some measurement of the electricity it takes to charge the system.
What I mean to say is..
Riding a bicycle is a very green thing to do, an electric bike isn’t as green but a very large step or leap forward compared to other means of transportation.Â I don’t want everyone to have construed thoughts on buying an electric bike. I most likely have opened up a can of worms.Â As bike commuters we tend to be more eco friendly than most, that may not be the reason you have chosen a bicycle for transportation but for some it is.Â It keeps me out of my car for trips under 5 miles if possible..Â In a perfect world, I would like to see a fully self charging electric bike system.