What is the carbon footprint of an eBike compared with a conventional bicycle?
Over the entire life cycle of an eBike (including all phases: from manufacturing, packaging, transport to use and recycling), the average carbon footprint is 661 lbs CO2e. This means that the footprint of an eBike is roughly twice that of a conventional bicycle. This is an average value, and deviations may occur depending on the model.
For an objective comparison, however, it is important to consider the fact that riders are increasingly using their electric bikes in everyday life and are thus often replacing the car or other means of transport here. In addition, users ride two to three times more frequently and cover significantly longer distances on their eBikes.