What is it that makes pedelecs a sustainable means of transport?
The bicycle is one of the most sustainable means of transport there is. Because of the very low utilisation of material and vehicle weight, it enables flexible, emission-free, quiet and climate-friendly mobility. What's more, regular cycling is also good for your health.
Bicycles also score particularly well in terms of efficiency. If you compare the energy expended in different means of transport, it proves to be an extremely effective alternative. The pedelec is the next evolutionary step in cycling, allowing the rider to keep going for longer, covering greater distances and overcoming greater differences in altitude. Overall, pedelecs significantly extend the possibilities for use without significantly changing the sustainability of the vehicle when compared to a conventional bicycle. This is the case even though more energy is required for the battery and drive system than for the bicycle, especially in production: eBikers increasingly use their electric bikes in everyday life, often as an alternative to cars and other means of transport. In addition, eBikers use their eBikes two to three times more frequently and travel significantly longer distances. In addition, the required energy consumption is very low, averaging around 7Wh of electricity per kilometre travelled.