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E-Bike Carbon Impact Math Factsheet

Electric bicycles offer surprising potential for sustainable transportation.

Electric bikes create no carbon emissions or air pollution while riding. But even if you factor in the impacts of manufacturing, electric charging, and food for the rider, an e-bike is responsible for 93% less climate impact than a fossil-fueled passenger vehicle per mile.

Many cities, states, and utilities are looking into e-bike rebates to reduce pollution and congestion. If Chicago implemented a Denver-style rebate program, we could get thousands of people out of their cars and reduce carbon emissions. Find the full source list and math in the factsheet above. Or read more about e-bike’s transportation potential in the blog below.

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