Ampler Bikes Publishes a Transparent Life Cycle Analysis and Sets a Benchmark in the Bicycle Industry
Tallinn, October 26th, 2022 – Ampler Bikes, the pioneer of lightweight commuter bikes, has published its first environmental impact analysis for the electric bike Stellar. This Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) report was made as transparent as possible with the intention to raise awareness about the environmental impact of bikes within the industry, beyond carbon footprint. Many companies have started to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions and publish sustainability reports. Ampler hopes to contribute to this positive development by opening up their analysis and helping to put environmental issues into proportion.
After years of the bike industry getting a “free pass” on sustainability, Ampler Bikes advocates for responsibility in resource efficiency, along with the positive impact that bikes can have when they replace cars and other polluting forms of travel.
- Ampler Stellar – being lightweight – causes approximately 10% less greenhouse gas emissions than an average e-bike of 25 kg.
- Key impact drivers for carbon footprint include energy-intensive metals, air freight of components, carbon-intensive grids for manufacturing and charging the bikes, as well as burning off certain types of waste such as tires.
- The overall carbon footprint of Stellar is 815 kg CO2 equivalents, calculated from raw material extraction to disposal. The numbers between companies are not comparable due to differences in carbon accounting methodologies used.
- Results from all 18 impact categories are made available, with more focus put on global warming, mineral resource scarcity and marine ecotoxicity.
This report follows the launch of Ampler’s new generation of e-bikes earlier this year. Link to download the full report below.
Ampler has been building a sustainable business since 2016. It has been growing steadily, creating a community of over 25 000 happy riders globally, and will continue its journey of making zero-emission commuting accessible for everyone.