E-bike versus a car—who wins?
By Sam Bernard
Without a doubt, one factor that causes some resistance to buying an electric bike is
the price. There is no denying that an
entry-level e-bike is more expensive
than a traditional, entry-level pedal
bike. However, a closer look will reveal
good reasons why your money is well
spent on an electric bike, especially
if it is used for commuting. If you use
an e-bike to replace a car for just one
or two days per week, the savings will
quickly become apparent, making an
electric bike a purchase of terrific value.
We set out to illustrate this point by
doing a real-time cost comparison of a
car versus an electric bike across one
of the busiest commutes in one of the
most population-dense cities in the
world. The results proved pleasantly
Married couple Adam Webber
and Irene Bixby say goodbye,
leaving simultaneously to
head to the same place downtown one morning.