Recently I was quite amused seeing Santosh hegde (Lokayuktha) riding a electric bike, promoting clean and green environment.
This is a fake sense of conservation of resources. The idea is – unless we stop using fossil fuels directly, we are not messing up and creating pollution but thats a blatantly wrong idea!!! Some remote electric company is still burning coal, thorium or uranium to produce that electricity – stored and used in the cell of the bike.
Untill we stop using coal or other non hydal based products we are still heating up the environment and polluting the same. Nuclear reactors have their own pollution problem.
I would still prefer electric bikes because it move the source of contamination directly in front of my nose in traffic to distant place!!
What say guys?