Neuron riders travel 20 million kilometres across Australia
In addition to lowering carbon emissions and improving first- and last-mile connectivity, Neuron Mobility’s e-scooters and e-bikes have enabled riders to support local businesses across Australia.
Credit: Neuron Mobility
Neuron Mobility has announced that its riders have travelled a milestone of 20 million kilometres on its e-scooters and e-bikes in Australia – the equivalent to going to the moon and back 26 times – highlighting the rapid growth of micro-mobility in recent years.
Having initially launched with 600 e-scooters in Brisbane, Neuron now has over 8,000 e-scooters and e-bikes across Australia, and is the only micro-mobility operator in every Australian capital city. Furthermore, its riders have saved an estimated 14,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions by choosing to travel using Neuron’s vehicles instead of a car.
According to Neuron’s data, 65 per cent of its riders started or ended their trip by making a purchase at a local business. In addition one in 10 trips were only possible as e-scooters were available, meaning that businesses would have missed out on sales if these journeys had not been made.
In July 2021, thousands of riders rode a Neuron vehicle to get their COVID-19 vaccination when the operator pledged $100,000 toward free trips to vaccination centres.
The company launched its first impact report in May 2022, detailing an ambitious sustainability strategy and its commitment to be carbon negative by 2025. This commitment follows Neuron’s 2021 Carbon Neutral certification and pledge to help reach Net Zero by 2040.
Neuron remains committed to the safety of its riders, with a number of rider education campaigns developed in consultation with its national safety partners from the Australian Road Safety Foundation and Blind Citizens Australia.
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