Lime commits to zero-emissions operations fleet vehicles by 2030
Posted: 6 February 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The commitment is part of Lime’s new membership of The Climate Group’s EV100 – a group which aims to promote the use and demand of electric vehicles.
Building on recent regional commitments, Lime has committed to operate 100 per cent zero-emissions operations fleet vehicles worldwide by 2030.
This means that Lime has committed to transition all of its owned and leased operations vehicles, most often small vans, to be electric and powered by renewable energy over the next decade.
The transition has already reportedly begun, and Lime predicts that it will be completed much faster than 2030 in some markets, including Paris, where Lime aims to be all-electric before the end of Spring 2020.
“Lime is a company founded on clean electrified micromobility solutions and committing to 100 per cent electric vehicles in our operations is the next step on our journey in fighting climate change,” said Joe Kraus, President at Lime. “We’re focused on new solutions that drive a zero-carbon future and are acting today for a greener tomorrow.”
As part of its commitment to this goal, Lime will become the first global micromoblity provider to join The Climate Group’s EV100. Harnessing the collective purchasing power of its members, EV100’s 67 businesses from around the world work to build demand for electric vehicles.
“We congratulate Lime on joining EV100,” said Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group. “This is a great example of a company addressing the global climate and air pollution crisis by switching their operation vehicles to 100 per cent electric by 2030. They are leading the way in the transition to sustainable transport and we need major companies all over the U.S. to follow suit.”
Lime’s commitment through the EV100 includes annual reporting requirements. The Climate Group requires members to submit an electrification roadmap within a year of joining, with regular updates and accountability required for meeting the target of full electrification by 2030 or sooner.
The 2030 commitment aims to be fulfilled by pursuing the following:
- Operating a fully electric fleet of owned and leased operations vehicles by 2030
- New warehouses will be selected for future charging infrastructure and capacity
- As a member of the Ceres Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, Lime aims to advocate for supportive policies, infrastructure, and expanded supply to hasten the expansion of electric fleets across corporate use
- Operating zero emissions trikes – bicycles outfitted to support operations, move scooters, and carry tools – into its local fleet management strategy
- Charging scooters with 100 per cent renewable energy including wind, solar, and hydro power from around the world and expanding this to include the renewable energy required for charging electric internal operations fleet
- Beginning in fall 2018, Lime has neutralised all emissions associated with their fleet of operations vehicles with verified carbon offset projects. Lime will continue making these investments as it transitions to an all-electric fleet.