E Bicycle, a Viable Alternative?
Electric cars could be a massive step forward for reducing our collective impact on the environment, but they do still have some negative environmental impact. Bicycling is a nearly impact-free alternative and one that keeps you in good shape—but for many people, commuting to work and running errands with a conventional bicycle simply isn’t an option for a variety of reasons.
An old alternative, electric bikes (or e-bikes), is gaining popularity with manufacturers and consumers because they represent a middle ground between having to pedal and having a car. They are superior to electric cars in terms of environmental impact but still aren’t a viable alternative in our climate and with our infrastructure. They can, for the moment, offer a supplemental mode of transportation.