If you are thinking about replacing your car or adding a second one, you should consider an EV. Not just any EV. An electric bike.
The benefits of e-biking are well documented and argued for. In fact, this post was inspired by a recent tweet from David Zipper and a great piece from Michael J. Coren, “Think you need another car? Consider an e-bike instead.”
Yes. E-bikes can replace most short distance trips (<5 miles) without losing out on time. Yes. An e-bike will save you significantly amounts of money compared to car ownership, which has ballooned to over $12,000 year. Yes. They are significantly less harmful to the environment than gas or electric cars. Yes. Bike infrastructure is much less costly to build and maintain for tax payers.
But what is the number one reason why we think you should choose an e-bike over a car? The reason that matters most.
Health & Happiness
Let’s start with the notion that biking is generally thought of as a recreational or leisure activity - something you do for fun. Electric bikes allow you to bring the joys of biking to everyday trips. School runs, grocery runs, errands, commutes, etc.
Not only is riding a bike fun, research shows that it only takes 10-30 minutes of exercise per day to boost your mood.
All of this is pretty incredible when you consider that e-biking does not feel like exercise and you can build it into your daily routine without displacing other activities.
At Friiway, we love hearing how much fun our customers are having while out on the bike, whether alone or with the kids on the back. So much fun, that it becomes the preferred method of travel - even in the rare circumstance where it is not the most convenient.
Ask yourself, can a car make you happier & healthier?
Interested, but not sure? Try an electric bike subscription. A convenient, affordable & flexible way to see what it's all about.
If you're looking for more info, Book a Consultation or head into a Friiway retailer for a test ride.