Going the Extra Mile:
E-Bikes is Key to
Boosting Organisational Sustainability
The UK has pledged in law to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 …
Surface transport alone now represents 27% of the UK’s total domestic greenhouse gas emissions, making it the number one source of CO2. To get to net-zero, we need to rethink how we travel. With the Government’s Net Zero 2050 cycling sustainability aims, e-bikes will have an important role to play in making this goal achievable.
As companies and organisations put in place sustainability and ‘green’ plans, many are looking for ways to reduce their carbon emissions. One effective way to do this is by adopting e-bikes for employees and their transport fleet. First and foremost, e-bikes are an environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
According to the European Cyclists’ Federation, buses emit 101 grams of CO2 per passenger-km, cars emit 271 grams, while e-bikes emit 22 grams per passenger-km. When charged with renewable solar energy from Solarcycle, they produce zero emissions, and they require less energy to operate than traditional vehicles.
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[E-bikes] When charged with renewable solar energy from Solarcycle, produce zero emissions, and require less energy to operate than traditional vehicles.
By incorporating e-bikes into their transport fleet, companies can significantly reduce their carbon emissions and contribute to a cleaner, greener environment. In promoting the use of e-bikes, companies can encourage sustainable transportation and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. This is particularly important considering the urgent need to transition to a low-carbon economy.
Furthermore, e-bikes can be a cost-effective solution for companies looking to reduce transportation costs. E-bikes are cheaper to operate, so by replacing cars with zero emission e-bikes, companies can save money on fuel and maintenance costs, while also contributing to a more sustainable future. Several companies have already adopted e-bikes as part of their transportation fleet. For example, DHL Express has deployed over 14,000 e-bikes in 58 countries worldwide. The company has reported that e-bikes have reduced carbon emissions by up to 16,000 tons per year, as well as reduced transportation costs and achieved a 14% increase in delivery efficiency. Similarly, Amazon has invested in e-bikes to reduce the carbon footprint of its delivery operations.
Another advantage of e-bikes is that they can help organisations improve their corporate image. The recent Mintel Sustainability Barometer Report shows 36% of consumers surveyed believe companies are ultimately responsible for reducing emissions from vehicles. Adopting e-bikes as a sustainable mode of transportation demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility. Customers, stakeholders, and employees are increasingly concerned about sustainability, and companies that prioritise sustainability are more likely to attract and retain customers and employees.
According to the European Cyclists’ Federation, buses emit 101 grams of CO2 per passenger-km, cars emit 271 grams, while e-bikes emit 22 grams per passenger-km.
As companies look to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their corporate responsibility, it’s time to consider the adoption of e-bikes for employee transportation and fleet operations. By making this switch, your company can take significant steps towards achieving net-zero emissions, while also demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. By investing in e-bikes, you can not only contribute to a cleaner environment but also create a more sustainable future for your business.
The environmental benefits and cost breaks e-bikes provide are undeniable. With e-bikes as a sustainable mode of transportation, we can move closer to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future.
So, if you’re ready to take action towards a net-zero future and make a measurable positive impact on your community and the environment, start by fully exploring the potential of e-bikes and solar e-bike charging as part of your sustainability strategy for your company today.