With the right conditions, bike engineer Zach Krapfl, says they can get the equivalent of up to 1,340 miles per gallon!
Zach Krapfl is passionate about efficient modes of transportation and energy conservation and his recent TEDx presentation in Paonia, Colorado is very educational and entertaining.
Zach works with Felt Electric on their eBike line up.
Enjoy this video of Zach’s TEDx presentation:
“Change in Your Transportation Future”
The way that we get around is changing and there are better options than the automobile.
Years ago the car used to be a convenient way of transport but it is getting increasingly more “painful” with traffic jams, the costs of car ownership (initial cost, financing, gas, maintenance, repairs, parking, insurance, etc.), parking problems, and pollution.
Zack Krapfl demonstrates some of the features of the Felt Bruhaul electric cargo bike.
Below are some staggering stats for the US from Zach’s presentation:
3 trillion miles are driven each year
There are 253 million cars on the road
55% of car trips are under 10 miles
If eBikes were used for just 1% of those car trips of less than 10 miles:
There would be a reduction of 17 billion miles driven in the US alone
2.2 million Americans would loose between 25 and 50 pounds