When the UK begins to return to normality, people will be looking at alternative ways to commute to work with e-bikes looking to be a firm favourite. Not only do they offer a greener more economically friendly commute but they are also physically and mentally beneficial. According to the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (Creds), based in Oxford if e-bikes became as popular in the UK as other European cities, for example, Amsterdam it would help reduce congestion, increase national mobility and save on CO2.
"E-bikes give us an exciting new opportunity to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. They need to be part of the plan for the major investment we need in transport to get people moving safely again in ways that are economically and environmentally sustainable."
Professor Nick Eyre from Creds - BBC News
In the UK alone transport accounts for 26% of all greenhouse gas emissions, e-bikes could very well be the answer not only are they an excellent form of transportation, due to their sustainability but also offer many health benefits. Across the country, there are many commuters who are starting to think about their return to work post-COVID the idea of a bike has suddenly become a lot more appealing.
Post lockdown commute
To many an e-bike could be the answer, e-bikes can be used without a licence and are legal on bike paths as it is not classified as a moped (as the motor is under 250w with a max speed of 15.5mph). They offer a steady ride with electric power to help you with the hilly UK. The flexibility of an e-bike means they are more likely to encourage people to leave their cars at home. Appealing to office workers as a way to enjoy light exercise without arriving at work too sweaty as well as older people working towards getting fitter.
Over 180,000 people now take part in the cycle to work scheme, orchestrated by employers which can help employees save 40% of the cost of a new e-bike along with reduced income tax and national insurance. If you are interested in a greener commute check out our selection of power-assisted bikes now.