For greener mobility the future seems to be electric
Cycling plays a very important role in daily personal mobility.
The use of bicycles boasts tangible benefits in terms of health and comfort as well as being a valid alternative to urban transport. The increasing economic accessibility also means that this represents a valid contribution to the reduction of the use of electricity and CO2 emissions.
The significant increase of E-bikes usage by commuters and cycle tourists is an important contribution to ecological sustainability in everyday mobility.
Portaland State University conducted research focused on the analysis of the diffusion of E-bikes and their ecological impact, also taking into consideration the data relating to pollution due to recharging and disposal of batteries.
This report represents a glimpse into the potential contribution that the bicycle could make in terms of environmental sustainability and economic benefit.
From this study it emerged that the journeys replaced by E-bikes are mainly those otherwise dealt with by car and that there are more drivers converted to electric bicycles rather than traditional cyclists induced to assisted.
This data suggests a positive decrease in car travel with all the ensuing benefits.
Moving on to the analysis of the data, it was estimated that the use of a single E-bike for short trips, instead of a car, results in an average reduction in CO2 emissions of 225kg per year.
This would result in an overall reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of up to 12% by 2050, if the curve for the acquisition of electric bikes were to respect today's trend. This percentage would result in savings of € 24 trillion between 2015 and 2050 in the mobility sector.
The main statistical parameter on which this study was based is the PMT (Person Miles Traveled) that is the distance traveled on average by a person in a given period of time.
The analysis of this reference has led to new theses in favour of electric cycling.
If each person made 15% of their trips aboard an E-bike, the percentage of use of the car would drop from 84.7% to 74.8%.
The data emerging from this research can be a stimulus for the construction of carbon production and battery disposal plants that are increasingly better in terms of efficiency.
The future is now becoming more and more in favour of mobility and consequently to be more and more E-bike friendly. The dual combination of physical activity and "green mobility" combined with the possibility of being able to carry out a limited physical effort means that small and medium trips become within everyone's reach.
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