If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that sustainability is on a lot of people’s minds. From businesses to individuals, we’re all looking at the ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. With us being in a second lockdown over the course of the last month, many of us are using this time to look at the way our choices impact the environment and what can be done about it.
You may be aware of the multiple benefits and advantages of going electric when it comes to transport. Maybe you’re already considering it or ready to take the leap. Whenever you are on your sustainability journey, here’s some of the top benefits of trading your car for an electric bike.
One of the biggest attractions of switching to an electric bike is the health benefits. It is a great way to start your day. After a cycle you are left feeling energised, which impacts the rest of your day. You will be able to focus better and think clearer as the increase in oxygen flow makes your brain more alert. In addition to this, cycling to and from work has been known to help you digest protein and carbohydrates up to four times faster than if you weren’t exercising before and after work. If you are looking to get on a weight loss kick, this is a great way to do it!
Reduce your carbon footprint
There are many ways switching your mode of transport to an electric bike will help reduce your carbon footprint. For starters, the need to go to the gym is massively reduced if you are commuting each day. After a year of cycling to work on your electric bike, you could save 4.6 metric tons of CO2 emissions, which transfers as the weight of three averaged sized cars. You are also contributing to cleaner air. In 2018 roughly ⅕ of all carbon emissions in the UK came from transportation on roads, electric mobility will play a huge role in helping the country get to net-zero.
Stats on car usage
In their 2020 Quarter 1 (Apr – June) vehicle licensing statistics, The RAC Foundation reported the following:
Cars make up the majority of licensed vehicles. In Great Britain, there were 31.6 million cars (82.4 per cent), 4.1 million LGVs (10.7 per cent), 0.47 million HGVs (1.2 per cent), 1.3 million motorcycles (3.4 per cent), 0.12 million buses & coaches (0.3 per cent) and 0.74 million other vehicles (1.9 per cent) licensed at the end of June 2020. Prior to this year, the total number of licensed vehicles has increased in all but one year (1991) since the end of the Second World War. Since 2012, the average growth has been around 600 thousand per year.
The new MATE City
The world’s coolest eBike is a fantastic alternative to a car! The MATE City is willing to energise your commutes and spice up your weekend adventures. Just hop on and GO. In stock now in Legacy Black, Shocking Pink, Olive Gold and True Blue. Easily foldable, lightweight and jam-packed with smart features like full suspension, disc brakes, powerful motor, long-lasting battery and all-terrain tyres.⚡