eCargo bikes are a sustainable alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles because they have zero tailpipe emissions. Since April 2019, Jason has covered 7,261 miles on his ecargo bike, resulting in 16.8kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions solely from electricity generation. This compares to 1,946.8kg of CO2 emissions if the same mileage was undertaken by car, or 2,866.1kg by van.
Switching to electric has been a cost-effective decision for Jason as he would have incurred fuel, servicing and repair costs totalling £3,081 if he had been using a motor vehicle during the same period. Over the last 18 months, Jason has spent £521.99 on maintenance costs for his ecargo bike due to heavy usage and long distanced journeys. The 200kg carrying capacity of his ecargo bike has made it much easier for Jason to carry his coaching kit, timing equipment and bike maintenance tools.
The power assist of the ecargo bike has left Jason feeling much more energised for his work. Jobs that may have seemed a little too far previously have been made easier with the battery capacity of the Bosch 500 and Tern ecargo bike.
Since receiving his ecargo bike, Jason has been contracted to work on a new project at Durlston Country Park. The project requires 10 journeys for map surveying, meetings, installation of courses and checks before a public launch. A 22-mile return journey from Poole to Durlston via Sandbanks Ferry costs £2 per trip and £20 for 10 journeys prospective on Jason’s ecargo bike. In comparison, a 40-mile return journey via Wareham would cost £18 per trip and £180 for 10 journeys prospective to complete the journey by car.