HOW GREEN IS THE TWIKE?
No other comparable means of transport drives in such a resource-friendly way as the TWIKE: The low energy consumption of the equivalent of about 0.5l/100km is unrivaled. The TWIKE causes neither exhaust fumes nor noise pollution and, apart from the abrasion of the tires, no particulate matter.
The TWIKE consumes four to seven kilowatt hours of energy per 100 km. Based on the CO2 emission factor of the current German electricity mix of 0.6 kg/kWh, the TWIKE produces only 24 to 28 g/km. If the traction current for the TWIKE is generated from renewable energy sources, the CO2 emission is between 2 and 5 g/km (comparison Toyota Prius: 104 g/km. Source: ifeu Institute Heidelberg, Greenpeace Energy). If the required electricity is generated directly from wind or solar energy, neither exhaust gases nor particulate matter are produced during electricity generation.
The components of the TWIKE are for the most part fully recyclable. The LION batteries have a long service life, which is much higher than the manufacturer’s warranty. The LION batteries of the first series have still been in use for over 10 years, so it is not yet possible to make a conclusive statement about their service life.
When the battery has reached the end of its service life, we feed it into a metallurgical recycling process in which cobalt, nickel and copper in particular are recovered.