E-bikes in the COVID-19 Era
Governments and major corporations around the world are grappling with the same issue: how to move forward and safely re-open workplaces and urban transport in the COVID-19 era.
With additional pressure on public transport systems as social distancing becomes our new reality, nobody wants to take crowded public transport and risk exposure to the virus when it can be avoided.
If public transport is replaced by driving, traffic in Irish cities will grind to a halt which could negatively impact other aspects of city life such as advances made in reducing carbon emissions during the lockdown. Cycling is emerging as the ideal mode of transport in this new era.
Electric bikes and scooters are growing in popularity at an exponential rate. These electric micro vehicles are fast, comfortable, convenient, and allow cyclists to social distance on their daily work commute whilst also staying active. In comparison to normal bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters make long commutes a fun, relaxing and sweat-free experience. The increased use of these micro- vehicles are also helping to maintain the dramatic air quality improvements seen in cities around the world since coronavirus confinements began.
The Irish government is working to improve cycling infrastructure in our cities, and the Government Cycle to Work scheme allowance has increased to up to €1500 which allows Irish workers to claim up to 50% off the price of an electric bike or scooter up to that value.
There’s never been a better time to make the switch to e-mobility. Move now to stay ahead of the crowd!