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06/03/2019 — #biohybrid

That’s how clean and space-saving the Bio‑Hybrid is

That’s how clean and space-saving the Bio‑Hybrid is

To the left, less environmentally friendly; on the right, completely emission-free. Diagrams are a wonderful way of explaining complex facts coherently. For this reason, we have created this very interesting illustration for you. And voilà: Our Bio‑Hybrid with only four grams of CO2 per person for every kilometer travelled slots in pretty far to the right – as a basis, we used Pedelec values. We are beaten only by conventional bicycles and pedestrians, whose carbon footprint of zero emissions is impossible to undercut. 

As environmentally aware as we want to be and live nowadays, we humans can not travel everywhere by bike or on foot. We depend on different modes of mobility in a sensible mix. Today’s forms of transport, however, must be intelligent and sustainable: whether transporting goods on hectic, jam-packed city streets, on private trips or staying mobile on a modern company campus. The Bio‑Hybrid is such a mobility concept: original, design-oriented, space-saving and networked. A vehicle with its niche between a bike and a small e-car. 

The car as an alternative? A conventional combustion engine or electric-powered? Both variants come with significantly higher CO2 emissions. Even public transport options still yield up to 64 grams per kilometer and person. 

In addition to low emission values, the Bio‑Hybrid has another major advantage: it takes up very little space. Compared to a conventional Golf (approx. eight square meters), which we used as a reference in the graphic, our Cargo needs only 2.2 square meters, the Passenger only 1.9 – a real benefit, not only in city traffic.

Quick note: The diagram is based on data from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) in Heidelberg. Taken into account were not only exhaust emissions from fuel combustion but also emissions in the upstream chain for the supply of electricity or fuel. Not included are the emissions that occur during the production and disposal of the transport vehicles. We are well aware that emissions are also produced in the production – however, to minimize complexity, we decided not to include the data at this point.