E-scooter company Voi has said it will be “climate positive” by 2030 by replacing over one billion car journeys over the next eight years.
The company says the key to being “climate positive” is to reduce more greenhouse gas emissions than its value chain emits, by helping replace car trips and continuing to reduce indirect emissions linked to its service.
Fredrik Hjelm, Voi chief executive, said this target would be achieved without the use of carbon offsetting, which has been described by some in the transport industry as a “cop out”.
Voi has committed to switch all its operation to zero emissions by 2023, with all vehicle fleets and warehouses to be powered by renewable energy.
Some of the other measures also include switching production of Voi’s battery cells to be produced in Europe by the same year, as well as switching where it sources its e-scooters to be European made.
The company will work with suppliers to transition its supply chain to renewable energy and aim towards circular production by 2030.
Voi will also continue to support public transport by acting as a first/last mile solution and serving more suburban areas, as well as working to protect active modes such as walking and cycling and supporting active mobility infrastructure for safe mobility and parking.
Hjelm said: “Climate change presents a serious threat to the livability of cities around the world and we want to do everything in our power to take action.
“We want to go beyond carbon neutrality through offsets and become a climate-positive company.
“We’ll do this by implementing new climate measures such as sourcing European-made battery cells and circular vehicles.”