Voi has launched an environmental impact dashboard that informs riders about the CO2 emissions and air quality impact of their journeys.
Available in the Voi app, it is designed to raise awareness about the environmental impact of different mobility choices and allow riders to make more sustainable and informed transport choices.
The dashboard displays the estimated CO2 emissions that riders have avoided through opting for e-scooters or e-bikes for their accumulated journeys, with the calculation taking into account the full life cycle of the vehicles used.
An EY assessment determining that the average e-scooter ride emits 29g CO2 equivalent per passenger-km of life cycle emissions compared with 184g per passenger-km emitted by a passenger car.
In addition, the dashboard will display the rider’s average impact on air quality in terms of grams of PM2.5 avoided.
The environmental calculator on which the dashboard is built was verified by transport modellers at University College London.
“A year into the ‘Decade of Action’, the global community urgently needs to step up ambition for the best chance of tackling the climate crisis, delivering on the Paris Agreement and transitioning to net-zero transport,” said Voi CEO Fredrik Hjelm.
“To date, Voi riders have replaced 11 million car rides and saved over 3,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and nearly 1,750kg of PM2.5 particles from entering the atmosphere by opting for shared micromobility since 2020. However, there’s still so much more that needs to be done.
“While heads of state, delegates, and civil society gather in Glasgow for COP26, we want to do our part by giving people the tools to make informed mobility choices so they can have an active role in the transition to sustainable transport. Together, with cities, citizens and other public transport and micromobility operators, reducing the need for short car trips, reduce harmful emissions and re-shape our cities so they are made for living.”
Approximately 70 million trips have been taken on Voi e-scooters and e-bikes since it launched in 2018, with the firm now present in more than 70 cities across 11 countries.