It’s hardly possible to ignore the meteoric increase of gas prices over the last few weeks, reaching a highest level which have never been seen before. Unluckily, analysis warns that price escalation may continue for more weeks even months. As gas prices continue to skyrocket, transportation alternatives and lifestyle changes are rapidly becoming a financial necessity for consumers.
One of the most popular alternatives, and with great reason, is replacing some (or all!) of your car miles with an electric bike. As millions of us have already discovered, electric bikes are really cost-efficient, offer exceptional functionality and convenience, and are an absolute blast to ride!
Ways to Save:
Let us begin with the most pressing and obvious way to save budgets by riding an e-bike instead of a car: LESS GAS! With gas prices increasing so sharply, it’s estimated the average American will spend more money on gas this year. Possibly up to $5,000 if prices continue on this trend. Compare that to the shockingly low cost to charge an e-bike, riding an ebike instead of a car is the best way to save money and space. Not only are you saving thousands of dollars at the pump, you’ll be pitching in to help reduce global dependency on oil and reducing carbon emissions.
The money you save on gas will absolutely pay for several new electric bikes, but the savings don’t stop at the pump. Maintenance on an e-bike is a tiny fraction of what it costs to maintain a car, and insurance isn’t a requirement for owning or riding an e-bike. In urban areas, riding an electric bike will also save you hundreds, maybe thousands, in parking fees. And, for many riders, their e-bikes have become a primary method for exercising, eliminating expensive gym memberships.