Thomas Elliot and his supervisors Prof Sarah J McLaren and Prof Ralph Sims have published an article in Sustainable Production and Consumption. The article investigates the environmental benefits associated with the uptake of E-bikes, which would potentially dispense the use of family size cars powered by petrol or diesel engines. The results showed that the potential life cycle impacts for the E-bike were favourable compared to the car for most impact categories, including GHG emissions. This was largely due to the approximately 80% share of renewable electricity generation in New Zealand.
The article can be downloaded using: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352550918301428