With sales figures that have grown by around 30%, e-bikes are becoming the top alternative for returning to a daily routine in a more efficient and ecological way.
Bicycles are no longer just a sport; they have become an excellent means of transport on a day-to-day basis.
In this context, e-bikes with pedal assistance are the best option for those who want to leave the car at home, avoid traffic, and contribute to caring for the environment.
Sales of electric bicycles have increased by 30% in the last year, but why? Here are five reasons the e-bike has been booming.
1. Savings on your expenses
Even though an e-bike requires an initial investment, it’s less expensive when you compare it to vehicular fuel, maintenance, and permits, plus other fees. According to Völmark, the savings of an e-bike vs. a car with a fuel autonomy of 35 miles/gallon is about 95%. When you compare it to public transport, costs decrease up to 90%.
2. Exercise and take care of your health
Most people think that with an e-bike you don’t have to put in any effort. Actually, an e-bike rider must pedal to gain momentum, and they can regulate how much assistance they need.
Daily use positively impacts the respiratory and muscular systems in general. Also, since it has little impact on the joints, injuries are prevented, which is important if you are overweight or don’t usually exercise.
In any case, if you get tired, there are also models that have the option of moving only with the motor without you having to pedal. That’s right, you have 3 options: normal pedaling, assisted, or only with the motor.
3. Avoid traffic and get to your destination faster
Globally, 60% of car trips are less than 5 miles. In Germany, for example, 30 million people commute to work, and half travel less than 6 miles to do so. The e-bike, as well as other micro-mobility options, are the best ally to travel quickly and more efficiently.
4. It’s more versatile
The increase in users has led to new models arriving in the country which show that bicycling can be a group activity. It’s also proven that you can cycle while carrying a load. For example, Völmark offers family options, which have a wagon that transports up to two children. It also offers a delivery bicycle that supports up to 330 pounds, and even coffee bikes, which are true cafeterias on wheels.
5. Take care of the environment
Every day, people are more aware of the role we all must play in caring for the planet and the environment.
90% of the tons of pollutants produced annually originate from private cars. That reality can change hand in hand with sustainable means of transport such as e-bikes or environmentally friendly public transportation systems, such as the Metrobús.
Now you know: moving more safely and efficiently is possible using an electric bicycle.