As electric bicycles have become more popular and more affordable, their use has taken off around the world. Today there are e-bikes available for as little as $499, while many great quality options can still be found for under $1,500.
That has created a large base of e-bike riders, which helped the study in question perform such a broad and well researched analysis. The study, which was recently published in the Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives journal, followed over 10,000 adults in seven European countries.
The researchers determined the average energy expenditure of different forms of transportation including riding an electric bicycle, pedal bicycle, walking, driving, etc.