It uses less fuel, but pollute more than cars.
THE latest episode of US hit TV series Mythbusters has revealed that while bikes use far less fuel than cars they can’t come close to matching them when it comes to exhaust emissions.
The show’s hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, tested three bikes and three cars – makes and models unknown – from the 80s, 90s and 2000s to see how they compared for emissions over a 20-mile course. And while the bikes easily won in the economy stakes and inevitably chucked out less CO2 as a result, they failed miserably on other emissions, the worst being carbon monoxide, with even the most modern bike on test pumping out more than 8000 percent more of the stuff than the equivalent car.
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