Electric Bikes

Could electric bikes be the next ‘big thing’? Starting to be known as ‘e-bikes’ these power assisted cycles offer some serious advantages. Very handy for moving around with heavy loads, or hilly biking, they can reach a top speed of around 15 miles per hour.

Clearly not as eco friendly as a normal bike, the e-bike does consume electricity while its battery is being charged - the same as using a 100w light bulb for a few hours. If, however, an e-bike replaces a short car journey there is less damage to the environment.

There are more details about electric bikes on BBC Green