A Forbes article, cites that more than $ 4.6 billion USD in costs associated with commuting in the United States, can be saved yearly by commuting by bike alone. The estimated total annual cost of traveling by bicycle is just a mere $308 USD (including tune up, adjustments, brakes, tires) as compared to $8,220 USD commuting by car including registration, maintenance and operating costs). Although operational costs may vary from city to city, the difference in cost between these two methods of commuting is huge.
According to a recent US government census, the average commuter spends 50 minutes a day travelling. Living in densely populated and congested areas can dramatically increase the time spent commuting. The average of which is roughly 13 miles or (20 km) each to and from the final destination. Electric bikes can actually reduce travel time and eliminate over-exertion, while supplementing our day with a healthy dose of exercise we often don't have time for in our busy routine.
Taking into consideration the costs and duration of our daily commutes, it is well worth exploring some alternative methods of transportation to save time, money, aggravation and the environment!