Electric bicycles: CABEI's new step towards sustainable mobility


An environmentally sustainable and economical option for urban transportation.

Tegucigalpa,August 1st, 2023.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), committed to contributing to the fight against climate change, has incorporated electric bicycles into its vehicle fleet in Honduras. The equipment has a range of 50 - 100 km, with a 750 watt motor that reaches speeds of 50 km/h, acquired for security personnel to carry out inspection rounds at its headquarters and Social Club.

The acquisition was made to reduce the environmental impact of CABEI's administrative and operation activities, within the framework of its Environmental Management System (EMS), and as a demonstration of its commitment to promote the use of vehicles that allow it to reduce its carbon footprint, as demonstrated in June when it presented its fleet of electric cars to representatives of the public and private sectors and Honduran society in general.

The electrical source that powers this type of vehicle at CABEI Headquarters also comes from a renewable source, as the building has 996 solar panels installed on the rooftop that supply 15-20% of the facility's energy consumption. The electric bicycles have a fast charger that consumes an average of 0.72 kWh in 6 hours; its consumption is similar to that of a laptop.

CABEI, as Central America's Development Bank, has assumed a leading role in boosting climate resilience, mitigation and adaptation in the region, promoting electric mobility as a mechanism to move towards less dependence on fuel, thus fulfilling the commitments made in its 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, as well as its Environmental and Social Strategy to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.