Sunday, January 16, 2011

Electric Bicycle vs Regular Bike vs Car vs Bus

Seahorse Electric Bicycle by REEF®
I came across a story from Shrewsbury in the UK, where a race was held in morning peak hour traffic between an electric bike, a regular bike, a bus and a car, to determine who would finish the quickest.

The test race was a 4-km trip to find out the fastest method of commuting to work.

Guess who won? Yep, the electric bike.

The electric bicycle beat the car in a time of 11 minutes. It finished 12 minutes ahead of the car and averaged 20.1 km per hour.
I wasn't too surprised even though you would classify me as a convert to e bikes. Here's why:

The electric bike is a really efficient form of transport, because unlike a car or bus, you won't get stuck in traffic. And, as opposed to the regular push bike, you get that added help over hills.

Also, the greater acceleration which you get over a regular bicycle means greater safety. And safety is a big issue for our customers.

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