Lime pledges to become ‘carbon-negative’ business by 2025

The micromobility firm’s new target will focus on the material and manufacturing impact of its scooter and e-bikes and the use of 100% renewable energy

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Lime has pledged to become a ‘carbon-negative’ business by 2025.

The micromobility firm explained this new target will focus on the material and manufacturing impact of its scooters and e-bikes and the decarbonisation of its operations and fleet activities.

Lime plans to introduce a new lower carbon scooter design, expand its charging network to 100% renewable energy and transition its operations teams’ fleet to electric vehicles.

The firm added it will also move away from carbon offsets, with the aim to have the majority of its emissions reduced or neutralised by 2025.

The company has also announced a new global partnership with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) that will see Lime joining a programme which aims to raise awareness and educate communities on the carbon impact of transportation.

Wayne Ting, Chief Executive Officer of Lime, said: “We believe the future of urban mobility is shared, is electric and must be carbon-free.

“We are excited to work with WWF to promote ways for people to access cleaner transportation with the goal of preventing more than 100 million vehicle trips a year by 2025.”

Jennifer Lenhart, Global Lead for Cities at WWF, commented: “As cities build back post Covid-19, we need to rethink transport alternatives, tackling air pollution, carbon emissions and congestion, working with policymakers to move from car-centric urban design to more human-centred, low carbon and active transportation, like walking, cycling and shared micro-mobility.”