You may remember that in August 2020, QuinnRoss Energy signed up to the Cyclescheme. This scheme allows employees to benefit from obtaining bikes and/or cycling accessories through their employers whilst spreading the monthly cost over a period of 12 months or so.
Since then, a number of our employees have been cycling to work in an effort to stay fit and healthy, improve their carbon footprint and reduce the amount of CO2 that they would have normally produced if driving to work.
You may wonder, why cycle to work when you could just drive an electric vehicle (EV)? Well... as you know, QuinnRoss Energy are passionate about sustainability, the environment and decreasing the earth’s levels of Carbon Dioxide. We also look forward to and welcome innovative changes that will expedite this, unfortunately... electric vehicles aren’t as eco-friendly as you may think!
The amount of CO2 that is produced during the production phase of an electric car (such as a Tesla) can be more than the amount of CO2 produced by a fossil fuel powered over its entire lifetime! That’s not green!
Keep an eye out for our upcoming blog post that will explain in more detail why electric cars and vehicles aren’t as green as you may think. Until they are, we will continue to cycle!
Back to the Cyclescheme.
We have calculated how much CO2 production we’ve been able to prevent by cycling to work over the past 10 months and these are our results...
We have cycled 3,839 Miles.
That’s equivalent to the distance between our Kent office and New York City.
Which has prevented 1,043KG of CO2 emissions.
Which is the same weight as a male Savannah-type Buffalo!
And equivalent to the daily absorption rate of 17,383 trees.
We intend to continue utilizing Cyclescheme and encourage you to think about how much CO2 production you could prevent by cycling to work.
Disclaimer: The CO2 emissions are based on a 40mpg all petrol car and all figures shown have been rounded to the nearest decimal. The daily absorption rate of an average full-grown tree is used in these calculations. Savannah buffaloes weigh between 500 to 1,000kg, males usually reaching the higher weight range.