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!
In our third annual E-Bike Showcase, on Sunday 17 January, Electric Bikes Brisbane will have on display some incredible new ebikes from our 2021 range. These electric bikes demonstrate where the technology and innovation in this category is heading.
Andrew recently took advantage of the 'Try a GSD for a week for free' trial to see how it could be used in family life with his wife, a non-cyclist, and their two kids. Here's what he has to say about how it went.
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.