Electric bicycles do consume energy. In comparison to a moped, motorbike or a car, the amount of energy used is very small. Making them a more eco friendly choice of transport. As they only use battery power which can be recycled when they have reached their life span. (Which is normally around 1000 cycles for RooDog batteries).
A recent study on the environment impact of ebikes verse other forms of transportation found that ebikes are about:
- 18 times more energy efficient than an Sport Utility Vehicle(SUV)
- 13 times more energy efficient than a sedan (i.e. family car)
- 6 times more energy efficient than rail transit
- and, of about equal impact to the environment as a conventional bicycle
Our 36V 10Ah lithium battery, on average consume energy at a rate of 100 to 150 Watts (3). So that’s the same amount of energy it takes to run a 100W light bulb for an evening. Meaning you could power your RooDog for 30-45 miles depending on how you use the power and the road condition, such as hilly or rough terrain roads. (As all our eco friendly e-bikes have 5 different power options to choose from, please see product specification).
RooDog has an ebike for everyone to suit your life style or taste, click here to see the full product range.