The expanded alliance supporting e-bikes reflects an evolution in the priorities of environmental groups. After focusing largely (some might say myopically) on electrification as a pathway to decarbonize transportation, many climate advocates are ready to lobby for less driving, period—not just less gas-powered driving.

Transportation has long been a major source of greenhouse gases in the United States, with cars and light trucks producing more than half of such emissions.

E-bikes credit: How the environmental groups finally learned to see a future with less driving.