Queueing For Fuel? Let The E Cut The Q!

The petrol shortages and rocketing price of fuel are hitting the UK hard, making normal everyday activities a challenge for us all. From taking the children to school, getting to an appointment on time, or simply driving to and from work, it seems we can no longer just jump in the car and drive to our destination without a worry. There's never been a better time to swap the E10 for an E-Bike!

Published: Friday 01 October 2021

Fuel Shortage - There's No 'Q' In E-Bike!

Queueing For Fuel? Let The E Cut The Q!

The petrol shortages and rocketing price of fuel are hitting the UK hard, making normal everyday activities a challenge for us all. From taking the children to school, getting to an appointment on time, or simply driving to and from work, it seems we can no longer just jump in the car and drive to our destination without a worry.

Yet while everyday travel is proving tougher than normal for most of us, there is an accessible solution to avoiding the endless petrol station queues and traffic chaos. Using an e-bike, with its clean, readily available source of electric energy, will enable you to speed past the queues of cars and get to where you are going, easily and on time.

There’s no need to break a sweat, either… Unless of course you want to! Whether you opt for a Crank Drive motor which returns relative power to the pressure applied, or a Hub Drive which supplies consistent power so long as the cranks are turning, all models feature variable power assistance modes that’re altered using the display, so you can work as hard (or as little) as you fancy & adapt to your surroundings.

Perfect for regular journeys and for anyone who wants to reduce their impact on the environment, an electric bike puts you in control, giving you the choice of when to use the car and when to leave it at home so you can save that hard-to-find and increasingly expensive fuel.

Not only do E-Bikes run on clean energy which helps to reduce carbon emissions, but the batteries are also conveniently rechargeable at home! Costing pennies per charge, without a queue!

An added bonus is that with an electric bike you can quickly circumnavigate congestion, such as the queues that are currently disrupting roads close to filling stations – a problem facing many drivers as our streets become gridlocked and journeys delayed.

At E-Bikes Direct we have seen a big upswing in demand for e-bikes in the past week or so, since the fuel crisis began, particularly from key workers who have struggled to find petrol and are worried that they won’t be able to make it into work.

Aside from being able to avoid the worry of constantly monitoring our petrol gauge level, cycling can help to improve your fitness and save you money at the same time, so it’s a win-win situation all round!

As well as helping with this current petrol and diesel shortage, using your e-bike longer term will continue to help your bank balance well into the future too, as the likelihood is that the cost of fuel will continue to rise according to the RAC website. It reports ‘When it comes to pump prices, it’s a pretty bleak picture for drivers. With the cost of oil rising and now near a three-year high, wholesale prices are being forced up.’ It adds ‘We might yet see higher forecourt prices in the coming days, irrespective of the current supply problems.’

In a nut shell, there has never been a better time to join the eco-friendly, cost effective (and que free!) craze. Currently at E-Bikes Direct, we are offering several entry-level bikes at around £700 and have reduced some of our top-end high performance models in our End of Season Sale. Check out the range available to bag a bargain and let E cut the Q for you!

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