Zeelo, a smart bus platform serving more than 1.8 million passengers per year on their daily commute to work and school in the UK, North America and South Africa, has pledged to transition its bus fleets to become 100% electric by 2030.
The London-based company, whose corporate clients include Ocado as well as 5% of the UK’s independent schools, is said to be the only bus transport service in Europe that has already achieved carbon neutrality as it offsets the entire carbon emissions of its bus journeys.
In the UK, there are more than 2,000 independent coach and bus operators, each with an average of 18 buses in their fleet and a bus utilisation rate of just 35%.
Through its net zero pledge, Zeelo is offering to guarantee minimum value, long term contracts to all its bus operator partners who agree to switch to electric fleets by 2030.
Sam Ryan, CEO of Zeelo and former Head of Product at Addison Lee said: “Offsetting carbon emissions is not enough. We need to commit to switching as many of the buses and coaches across the world to electric vehicles if we want to make a measurable environmental impact as an industry.
“At Zeelo we want to pave the way by encouraging our partners to be the first to switch to electric.”