The onset of the pandemic triggered the biggest cycling uptake in post-war history.
The VGS looked into an e-bike/trike network during the early days of the pandemic:
Should Sidmouth have its own e-trike service? Press reports – Vision Group for Sidmouth
Electric cargo bikes are the future – Vision Group for Sidmouth
And in Exmouth it seems to be taking off:
An e-delivery service launches in Exmouth – Vision Group for Sidmouth
The VGS is certainly keen on cycling:
Cycling in Sidmouth: 2021 updates – Vision Group for Sidmouth
Which extends very much to the e-bike:
The electric bike revolution – Vision Group for Sidmouth
Here’s another piece sent in to the VGS on EVs – but this time two-wheelers:
The popularity of biking has seen the biggest uptake in post-war history since the pandemic. With innovative new technology and an increased interest in true carbon impact. In this piece it covers a collection of topics, such as:
- The UK’s Net Zero 2050 cycling sustainability target
- The growing popularity of cycling
- Top cities which commute by bike
- The environmental impact of bikes and electric bikes
It provides a range of stats and figures, like:
- Transport is the largest contributor to GHG emissions in the UK, responsible for 27% in 2019.
- The onset of the pandemic triggered the biggest cycling uptake in post-war history. In 2020, cycling rose by 46%. E-bikes are an incredibly popular segment – 1 in every 5 pounds spent on bicycles are spent on e-bikes.
- Manufacturing one e-bike will leave a carbon footprint of 134kg, which is much less than the 5.5 tonnes needed to make just one small hatchback.
- If e-bikes replaced car travel, they would have the capability to cut CO2 emissions in England by up to 50%.
Here’s a link to the piece :
The Role of E-Bikes in Decarbonising Transportation
With thanks to The Bike Storage Company for the research they commissioned.