A recent study by Stromer and LEVA-EU (an association that promotes the use of light electric vehicles) has revealed that 76% of car journeys could be made using personal mobility vehicles such as bicycles, electric scooters and similar means of transport, resulting in an 88% saving in emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere.
The benefits of personal mobility vehicles
The use of personal mobility vehicles for daily commuting has many advantages. Firstly, they are infinitely less polluting for the environment than electric cars, because although they do not consume fossil fuels, the CO2 emissions they generate over their lifetime must be taken into account when taking into account their manufacture, recurrent electrical charging and subsequent disposal once they stop working or are too old. Bicycles, on the other hand, have a negligible impact on the environment.
Personal mobility vehicles are also cheaper to maintain than cars. You don’t have to worry about things like petrol, oil changes or tune-ups. And if you live in a city, you save on monthly parking or green zone fees if you opt for a bike or electric scooter that you can ride home. In fact, you can save so much money by ditching the car that some people have already decided to sell their cars and buy electric cargo bikes to carry the groceries, kids or whatever they need instead.
More fun to drive, obviously
Finally, personal mobility vehicles are much more fun than cars. Riding your bike on your way to work is something you should try. Not only will you reach your destination without stress, but you will also enjoy the ride.
Whether or not personal mobility vehicles are right for you will depend on your personal circumstances; however, it is definitely something worth considering if you are looking for an alternative to reducing your monthly commuting costs in times of energy crisis. Santafixie invites you to take a look at our electric bicycles and take the step towards sustainable mobility if you haven’t already done so.
Y si además quieres leer el paper con todos los detalles del estudio, lo puedes revisar aquí.
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