Radfahrer lädt E-Bike auf Auto
Radfahrer lädt E-Bike auf Auto

Save money in spite of high fuel prices

Use less fuel, save more: Switch to the bike to reduce fuel costs and protect the environment.


Opting for company bike leasing not only reduces fuel consumption but also lowers the cost of acquiring a new bicycle.

Make the switch and save fuel

The more the cost of petrol/gasoline and diesel rises, the more worthwhile it is to take a close look at your own consumption and benefit from opportunities to save fuel. Our tip: Ride a bicycle! After all, nothing saves more fuel costs than simply ditching the car and hopping onto the saddle of your bike.


Company bike leasing makes this switch doubly attractive because it not only saves you fuel costs but also makes the acquisition of your dream bike more affordable – regardless of whether you cycle to work or are out and about on two wheels in your free time. There’s no doubt about it: The case for riding a bike is strong, the case for company bike leasing is even stronger. We have compiled the key points for you and also provide some tips on how you can save fuel if you can’t do without a car.

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Bicycle vs. car: Save fuel on your commute

According to the Statistisches Bundesamt (Germany’s Federal Statistical Office), more than two thirds of commuters traveled to work by car in 2020.1 The daily commute to work is therefore likely to be one of the main fuel guzzlers for many people. If you get onto your bike instead of driving your car, you can save money every day and do something for your health at the same time thanks to the extra dose of exercise.


Sample computation: This is how much fuel you save if you commute without your car

For nearly half of all commuters, their way to work is less than 10 kilometers long.2 We believe that such a distance can easily be traveled by bike. But how much fuel can you actually save if you do without a car for this distance? We’ll show you in our sample computation:

A sample computation:


Daily commute: 20 km (10 km each way, there and back)

Fuel consumption: 7.4 liters per 100 km (average consumption per passenger car/sedan/station wagon according to Bundesumweltamt/Federal Environmental Agency)3

220 working days per year


The computation:

220 x 20 km = 4,400 km commute travel per year

100 km = 44 x 7.4 Liter = 325.6 liters


Our computation shows:

For a one-way commute of 10 km, you can save more than 325 liters of fuel by simply switching to a bicycle. At a fuel price of € 2 per liter, that’s € 650 a year in fuel costs alone. If fuel prices continue to rise, the savings will also increase. And: the further the journey to work, the greater the potential savings.

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Cyclists don’t have to worry about traffic jams or finding parking space

Commuting to work by bike is not only cheaper but also more relaxed. As a cyclist, you don’t need to worry about traffic jams, especially during rush hour in the morning and at the end of the working day. Also, the search for a parking space – which is often a tedious, nerve-wracking and in some areas expensive undertaking, particularly in urban areas – will be a thing of the past if you cycle to work instead of taking the car.

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Good for you and your CO2 footprint

Exercising in the great outdoors in the morning and pedaling straight after work to clear your head – cycling is simply good for you, and if you commute regularly by bike, you can save yourself a session or two at the gym with a clear conscience. Speaking of a clear conscience: You are also doing something good for the environment if you ride your bike instead of your car, because every liter of fuel you save also reduces CO2 emissions, thus helping to protect the climate.

It’s about more than just saving fuel: company bike leasing

More fuel-saving tips

The long commute to work, a major family shopping trip or a long-distance journey: There are rides for which you need a car. We have put together a few tips for you on how you can save fuel when driving a car to keep your fuel costs as low as possible.

Fuel-saving driving habits

How much fuel you use when driving a car depends not only on the vehicle but also, to a large extent, on how you drive. If you drive at low revs, switch off the engine when idling and brake less thanks to anticipatory driving, you reduce fuel consumption and, therefore, the cost of refueling. The right tire pressure, a trunk without unnecessary load and switching off devices or systems (such as air conditioning) that consume electrical energy, can also help reduce fuel consumption. According to the ADAC, you can save up to 20% of fuel by following these tips.4

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Charging instead of refueling

Are you looking to drive a car without being driven crazy by rising fuel prices? The higher the prices at the pumps, the more attractive e-mobility becomes for many drivers. Even if you only consider the fuel costs, cars with electric motors are currently significantly cheaper to run than diesel or petrol/gasoline vehicles, given the current fuel prices. However, the costs of purchase, maintenance, etc. should also be taken into account when looking at the overall picture. Instead of a new car, S-pedelecs are a great alternative for medium-length journeys: with pedal assistance up to 45 km/h, they provide a sound combination of muscle power and e-mobility.

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Alternative modes of transportation

Regardless of how economically you drive and whether you refuel your car or charge its battery: You will save the most on automotive energy costs if you leave your car at home. Walking is therefore always a good choice for short distances. However, local public transport and good old carpooling also offer great fuel-saving potential. How about a combination of several alternatives: Walking to the bakery, driving the e-car for your weekly shopping, carpooling to the company party and taking a bike ride into the countryside at the weekend. Regardless of how you save fuel in the future, there are many more reasons for using a company bike:

  • Top bike at a top price – save up to 40 percent
  • Low net financial burden – thanks to salary conversion
  • Tax advantage – benefit from the 0.25% rule
  • Low-cost mobility anywhere, anytime – private use included
  • Say goodbye to hassle – commute without traffic jams or parking issues
  • Fit and healthy through extra exercise
  • Peace of mind – thanks to our scalable insurance coverage
  • Clear conscience ditch the car to reduce your CO2 footprint

Is that what you’re looking for?
We are happy to show you the way to your company bike.


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