An electric bike is a great way to ditch the second car to free up some cash, get fitter and continue to save 66c every kilometre you ride.
A while ago we compared the runnings costs of an electric bike vs a typical medium size hatch back.
I just checked the latest numbers from RACQ and the running cost for a basic medium car has now risen to 78c per kilometre, and if you're driving an SUV it rises to 115c.
It got me thinking what it would be worth to the average family if they ditched the second car and swapped it for an ebike?
The same RACQ website valued a 3 year old Mazda 3 (One of Australia's best selling cars) at around $15,000. So if you did ditch that second car, and treated yourself to a Gazelle Electric Bike (Australia's #1 ebike brand) not only would you have a healthy one off cash lump sum, you would also save $66/week based on a 10km commute.
The only thing you've got to lose is some of the kilos that may have crept on over winter. 1 kg a week sounds about right!
Thinking about ditching the car for a cargo ebike? Tern Bicycles are offering a free trial of the famous Tern GSD for a week for you to try for yourself. It's a great way to prove to yourself why a cargo ebike is the way to go. Find out more about the #GSDWeek promo.
Riese & Muller's 2021 range can only be described as extraordinary. It is a beautiful range of ebikes that expands further into the urban category and introduces some clever designs that will set trends across the industry. Read on to find out more.
One of Riese & Muller’s signature ebikes, the Riese & Muller Homage has undergone a complete redesign for the 2021 season. A cleaner, more striking design integrates a smaller, stronger motor and the battery upgrades mean you can travel further than ever. More customisation options are available this year making the Homage one of the most versatile and highest performing ebikes in the range.