How sustainable is the Pedal Me fleet? A comparison vs electric and conventional vans
Read Dan Nowak’s article in full here.
Switching to electric vehicles has been painted as the picture of the green future of urban mobility by many. While this is progress, and there is certainly a place for electric vans, they take a huge amount of resources to manufacture. These vehicles also run on a fossil fueled grid, so does it just shift the problem elsewhere? In this article we investigate how sustainable cargo bikes are, from manufacture through to usage. The results show that switching to cargo bikes can offer a considerable and immediate reduction in carbon emissions.