The car is less polluting than the bike, we know it. But to what point ? And what about the use of the electric car and the electric bike ?
More urban are the choice of the bike to get to work : they were only 2% of the assets in 2015 and over 4% in 2020 to abandon as soon as they can to their car or public transport, these latter being also considered to be more risky in these times of health alert.
How much energy consume-t-on to complete 10 km in the car ?
The site Consoglobe publishes a calculation interesting on the energy spent by two employees : “Gentlemen, A and B, commute to work by car for the first bike to the second. Conclusion : the employee and his car relatively light, you need 5 litres of fuel for 100 km will consume, to get to his work, located to 10 km, 0.5 liter of gasoline, or 5 kWh of energy. A calculation that does not take into account the over-consumption related to multiple stops at the traffic lights, to slow, etc
How much energy consume-t-on to complete 10 miles by bike ?
Employee B, meanwhile, will ride 30 minutes to 20 km/h to perform this same journey. Whereas mr. B is in good health, but it rolls without forcing, it will use 200 watts of muscle power, either, about 30 minutes, 0.1 kWh (200Wx 0.5 h). An energy that is not produced by consuming petrol, but food… That gentleman will no doubt have consumed him also before you go to work by car. Even so, it would be assumed that mr B will be in need of a breakfast more substantial, that gentleman Has to do his trip, it will consume 50 times less energy than mr B for the same distance…
What is the energy consumption for an electric bike ?
If as many French, mr. B has decided to install an electric bike (VAE), the balance sheet remains positive. According to Acténergies, an association that promotes the use of renewable energies, the energy expenditure is approximately 0.01 kWh/km, i.e., for the distance mentioned, in our example between home and work, 0.1 kWh for 10 km. The energy consumed by the batteries of the EAB.
What is the energy consumption for an electric car ?
And what happens if mister Has decided to opt for an electric vehicle, likely to be less polluting than its combustion engine ? According to the models, an electric car consumes between 100 and 150 kWh for thousand kilometres. Reasonably, one may consider that for the same trip, mr. A will no longer consume between 1 and 1.5 kWh of energy.