E-bikes – For a Healthy Environment and a Healthy You!
With global warming continuing to affect the environment worldwide, many environmentally conscious folks are looking into sustainable alternatives to replace the use of fossil fuels. After all, the incessant consumption of gas, diesel, and other petroleum based fuels makes a substantial contribution to global carbon emissions. The love affair that many Southern Californians have with their gas guzzling vehicles has lead to traffic congestion, increasing fossil fuel use as vehicles move along lethargically and for excruciatingly extended time periods called “Rush Hour.” The end result: more emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) polluting the air and harming our respiratory and mental health.
Electric bikes to the rescue!
As an Eco-Friendly transport solution, electric bikes (E-bikes) have shown great promise. They are affordable, portable, and crazy fun! Consider this: The cost of buying a petrol burning vehicle doesn’t stop with the purchase of said vehicle. Insurance fees, daily fuel expenses, and routine maintenance costs follow close behind on a perpetual basis.
On the other hand, E-bikes are significantly cheaper to purchase, maintenance costs are minimal, and any other running costs are nearly inconsequential. By the time you reach a single year’s usage, your E-bike will have paid for itself! Thanks to advancements in rapid charging battery technology, you can fully charge your bike without having to wait hours. You can typically get between 30 – 100 miles per charge, depending on the make and model. And they take up so little space, especially folding E-bikes, that you could practically store it anywhere. But, the biggest advantage of E-bikes is how greatly they can reduce your fossil fuel consumption, enabling you to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and your overall carbon footprint.
And Another Thing…
Not only are E-bikes a more sustainable option for the environment, but they can also help you counteract a sedentary routine and adopt a healthy lifestyle instead. E-bikes allow you to travel long distances, helping you build endurance and giving your muscles a good workout. Riding an E-bike can lead to better cardiac health, lower stress levels, increased metabolism, better core muscle strength, improved coordination, and increased blood flow. The pedal-assist feature on E-bikes allows you to set the level of assistance from the electric bike motor, so you can get a good workout even while using the throttle. Lastly, you can also restrict the speed limit, making the E-bike safe for elderly folks, younger children, and complete novices alike. E-bikes are really for everyone!
So, enjoy the environmental and health benefits today, and happy E-biking!