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We live in an age where global warming and climate change is a significant issue that is generating global discussion. There are obviously many sides of the argument of climate change, but something that no one can deny is that our world is now more polluted than it has previously been. If we continue having the same energy consumption habits, the subject of climate change will, at some point, become an issue of serious concern. There are many factors that contribute to this and urbanization, industrialization and fuel emissions from transportation are among the major ones. This is where the conversation on electric bikes begins.

It is not enough just to complain about a problem, or to insist that something is bad. What is more important is to engage in discussions, propose solutions and then take action. And that is what we are trying to do. Below are a few points that illustrate the role that cars, in particular, are having on pollution levels:

  • NASA says automobiles are the largest contributor to air pollution
  • 55% of car trips are under 10 miles
  • There are over 250 million cars on US roads
  • Automobiles travel close to 3 trillion miles each year
  • The average American contributes 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year

This goes to show the massive environmental burden posed by the automobile industry. What makes cars so harmful is the CO2 emissions they produce that trap heat in the atmosphere which causes the earth’s temperature to rise. This is what is known as the greenhouse effect.

We have recognized the problem, and now we need to find solutions. One that is already working is electric transportation. Electric cars and electric bikes produce zero carbon emissions and the technology is there and ready to use. All it needs is to be implemented nationwide.

Electric Bikes: The Eco-friendly Solution

Electric bikes are powered by an electric motor and this means they produce no harmful byproducts to the environment. This is just one of their many amazing benefits and why they may be the best form of alternative transportation today. And electric bikes are not an opportunity that is reserved for the wealthy. In fact, they cost a percentage of what a car does and will save you many thousands of dollars in gas money.

You Can Make a Difference

Reducing carbon emissions by just 2% globally is all that is needed to make a serious impact. You see, we also support carbonfund.org which is an initiative that funds renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects that reduce CO2 emissions and the threat of climate change. For every order you make from us, $10 goes to carbonfund.org. Therefore, when you buy an electric bike from us, it means that you get to support a greener planet directly through the use of your electric bike and indirectly through our donation to carbonfund.org. This dual benefit is no doubt awesome.You can also check out carbonfund.org to learn more about them and other easy to implement ways to decrease your carbon footprint.