Re: ECO Question - Electric vs Gas
While gas is much easier to deal with and can be very efficient don't kid yourself that you are more green then an electric bike. Some coal companies can convert a pile of coal to electricity with 97% efficiency.
I do not and never plan on having an electric bike because I don't want to have to deal with charging it and that stuff but they really do have a much smaller impact fuel wise. It is also true that the components might be worse for the environment.