What is the CO2 footprint of an eBike?
Together with TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, we have calculated and evaluated the product's carbon footprint according to ISO14067. Over the entire service life of an eBike (incl. all phases: from manufacturing, packaging, transport to use and recycling), the average CO2 footprint is 300 kg-CO2-eq.
This means that the footprint of an eBike is roughly twice that of a conventional bicycle. This is an average value, and it may differ, depending on the model. Over its entire service life, the eBike has an estimated carbon footprint of about 15-25 g/km, depending on the total mileage travelled. If we consider the pure use phase and therefore the emissions caused by electricity consumption, the average CO2 value is 2-5 g/km, depending on the energy mix.