http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/arti ... cks-50820/
... where writer Steven Williams (University of Chichester, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Field Of Study English (Hons) 1997 – 1999)
... neglects to mention *stored* "kinetic energy" once/at all.
("It" doesn't quickly "dissipate" but is stored... see "regenerative braking".)"It" is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity.
Like, anybuddy here would rather be hit by a 200-300 pound-ish (bike and rider) object versus a... SIX THOUSAND pound-ish object? Where the operator ("driver") is carefully protected with all kinds of tech (seat belts, etc etc etc) versus the operator ("rider") who is... relatively UNprotected (so far more likely to be "looking out for "Number One".)