Electric bikes can slash transport emissions and offer workers a way to return to the workplace during coronavirus, a new study has found.



If e-bikes took off in the same way in the UK, as in many European cities, it would reduce congestion, improve mobility, and save CO2, the study says.
It said the UK government hadn’t yet realised the strategic importance of e-bikes, push-bikes with electric motors.
The greatest impact would be in areas with poor public transport, it found.
That's because a wider range of people would be able to use e-bikes, it said.
The research comes from the publicly funded Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (Creds), based in Oxford.