So long diesel cars, hello micromobility

GreenBiz

These major European cities could move pretty swiftly to the point where transit and scooters emerge as the backbone of urban transportation. Biofuels e-scooters Electric Vehicles Pollution Prevention Transportation & Mobility

Voi! E-scooter trial to launch in Cambridge next month

Business Green

A fleet of e-scooters will be rolled out across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from September, bringing a new low-carbon public transport solution to the east of England. Voi will offer rides in the region at a cost of £1 to unlock the scooters plus 20 pence per minute, the firm said.

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It’s All In The Numbers! A Deep Dive Into ICE Motorcycle Fleet Data Convinces Kimosop & Co-Founder Steve To Start Ecobodaa Kenya

CleanTechnica

Unfortunately, motorcycle taxis in Africa's urban cities are one of the main sources of pollution and chaos on the roads. Motorcycle taxis are the most preferred mode of last-mile connectivity in East Africa.

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How Much Do Electric Vehicles Help in Reducing Pollution?

The Environmental Blog

Nowadays, people can also invest in e-mopeds, e-bikes, electric scooters, and even electric skateboards. The question remains, however, how much do they actually help in the reduction of pollution? Even though it makes use of precious non-renewable resources, and requires electricity for charging, it still eliminates air pollution in cities , which is becoming a hugely widespread problem worldwide.

E-scooters to zoom into West Midlands from next week

Business Green

Year-long trial kicks off following deal with Swedish e-scooter operator Voi. A 12-month trial will see up to 10,000 e-scooters arrive in the West Midlands, as local transport leaders look to cut car journeys and air pollution in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

We must act smarter to solve air pollution crisis

Envirotec Magazine

Local authorities need to act urgently and use smart technology to address the air pollution crisis that is currently facing our towns and cities, says Marc Ottolini, CEO of air quality monitoring and management expert AirLabs. Air pollution monitoring – A shot in the dark.

Unfavorable times for the electric scooter industry

AGreenLiving

Once billed as an environmentally-friendly and enterprising venture, the electric scooter-sharing micromobility business has not lived up to the promising hype but is now looking dismal. Could this be the end for e-scooters? By commuting via e-scooters, it was hoped they would reduce traffic volume, promote zero-carbon transport and improve air quality by mitigating pollution. Related: We love electric scooters — but is the Bird trend actually bad for the environment?

A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

CleanTechnica

When those emissions happen in cities, millions of people are exposed to harmful pollution. Air Quality Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Bikes Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency Health Lithium-Ion Batteries Policy & Politics Science Aclima air quality data California co2 emissions electric scooters electric transportation google-earth Micromobility scoot united states US Waste ReductionCalifornians love to be outside.

July Cleantech Roundup: Cheap Solar, Scooter Funding, fuel from manure, and More!

Clean Energy Trust

Link Scooter companies continue to receive large investments , with European companies Wind and Dott both raising at least $30 million in Series A rounds. If you were wondering, scooters are not going away. Both companies point to their scooter hardware as a competitive advantage. while the first scooters deployed by scooter companies were ricketty, they’ve come a long way in a short time period. scooters perspective climate-change solar cng

Reversing Beeching and electrifying scooters: £500m fund to reopen train lines closed in 1960s leads raft of green transport initatives

Business Green

Re-opening train lines, building new stations, digitising bus timetables, and legalising electric scooters are among a raft of initiatives being pursued by the Department of Transport (DfT), as its steps up efforts to rebalance the UK economy and decarbonise the country's transport sector. Electric scooters, which are increasingly popular in the US and much of Europe, are illegal on UK roads as a result of the 1988 Road Traffic Act.

Government promises £2bn active transport blitz, as fears grow over spike in post-lockdown pollution

Business Green

It also unveiled plans to fast track trials for e-scooters rental schemes, in a bid to make it easier for urban commuters to get to work. The move came ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for those who cannot work from home to return to work this week and avoid public transport if at all possible, sparking fears among environmental campaigners that the UK is about to experience an air pollution "bounce-back".

Mercedes-Benz releases lightweight yet powerful eScooter

AGreenLiving

Most recently, this is evidenced by the newly released eScooter, a zero-emissions scooter that is light, foldable and portable to help cover the miles between the parking garage or bus stop and the final destination without contributing to air pollution. Related: Mercedes Benz presents a luxury electric car Both front and rear suspension and wide rubber tires allow the electric scooter greater traction and stability over uneven cobblestones or on smooth pavement.

May Cleantech Roundup: COVID & EVs | Enormous Storage Investments | Scooter Consolidation |…

Clean Energy Trust

May Cleantech Roundup: COVID & EVs | Enormous Storage Investments | Scooter Consolidation | Insanely Cheap Solar Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology, policy, and investing. Link Uber made an investment in scooter company Lime , acquiring a significant minority stake. This move helps them exit the scooter operations space gracefully while maintaining a piece of the action.

August Cleantech Roundup: Energy Storage is Growing, Cleantech Startup are Fundraising, and…

Clean Energy Trust

August Cleantech Roundup: Energy Storage is Growing, Cleantech Startup are Fundraising, and Scooters are Driving Themselves Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology policy, and investing. Link If the Scooter Rides Itself, What Am I Here For? Between this and the quick iteration in the scooter models Bird has been bringing to market, it is impressive how quickly this technology is changing and improving.

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

The young e-scooter companies also own large "fleets," although not in the traditional sense. . AVTA says in addition to slashed carbon emissions and local air pollution, it's been able to save 769,231 gallons of diesel fuel, the equivalent of more than $1 million in fuel cost savings. .

Mayor of London ploughs £10m into 'Green New Deal' projects

Business Green

A competition was launched on Tuesday, open to all e-scooter operators, and up to three will be selected to take part in the 12-month trial, which is due to start in spring 2021, TfL said. e-scooters?are

Lime hopes to speed towards net zero with new science-based 2030 goal

Business Green

Company unveils raft of new sustainability commitments as it announces plan to collaborate on low carbon transport and air pollution advocacy and awareness programmes with WWF.

Could Cycle Superhighways boost house prices?

Business Green

In related news, Swedish e-scooter company Voi this week announced plans to deploy its first scooters on the streets of the capital from next month. With the government widely expected to legalise e-scooters on the UK's roads and cycle lanes this summer, Voi said it was talking to Transport for London and London boroughs, as well as Manchester, Salford, Bath, Teeside, Darlington, Hartlepool, Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Edinburgh about deploying its scooters.

'On the cusp of a transport revolution': Green mobility projects secure £90m funding boost

Business Green

Government also seeks views on 'biggest shake up of transport laws in a generation' to harness emerging green transport technologies such as electric scooters. In addition, the DfT today launched a call for evidence on how to integrate burgeoning green transport technologies - such as electric scooters and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) projects - onto UK roads, promising the "biggest shake up of transport laws in a generation".

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

GreenBiz

In addition, Lyft operates bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters in certain regions and integrates its app with public transit data. . The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) put out a report earlier this year that found that ride-hailing trips are 69 percent more polluting than the trips they replace. Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:00.

Future of travel: Government seeks views on rural role for green transport innovation

Business Green

The latter solutions provide low-carbon alternatives to transport by car that could cut down on delivery times and air pollution, it explained.

'Not a green recovery': Green groups slam government's £27.4bn roads plan

Business Green

Growing calls have also come for a shift in thinking on transport in the wake of Covid-19, which has seen millions of workers avoid their daily commutes and carry out their jobs from home, alongside a surge in interest in alternative forms of transport such as cycling and e-scooters.

Will Covid-19 change the daily commute?

Business Green

The ambition of these cities is to ensure that jobs and services are available to people within a short distance reducing pollution from car use, decreasing the time it takes to commute and freeing up time for more leisure and community-based activities.

Back to work: How businesses can promote sustainable and socially-distanced commutes

Business Green

Business leaders could play a significant role in helping to tackle an expected uptick in road congestion and air pollution as commuters attempt to return to work while following explicit government advice to avoid public transport wherever possible. Alternatively, the coronavirus crisis risks throwing a lifeline to the polluting car-based commuter model that had appeared to be on the retreat

Electric and hybrid vehicles account for nearly a quarter of auto market in June

Business Green

Over the past three months, pollution has fallen in our cities and we've enjoyed the cleanest air we've had in decades, and it's inspired many to rethink the way they get around. We're seeing people vote with their feet - as they make the switch to an electric car, bike or scooter Growing year-on-year demand for green cars provides the only bright spot in an otherwise worrying outlook for the auto industry.

The Blue Economy: Importance of Ocean Conservation

Green Tech Challenge

The sustainability of this growth is however compromised by overfishing and rising ocean pollution. Pollution from litter, sunscreen chemicals, and boats making day trips to the island in large numbers (200 boats and 5000 tourists per day) had gradually damaged 80% of the island’s ecological system. Daily human activities contribute to pollution globally. Vehicles, manufacturing plants, and marine vessels produce the biggest amounts of pollutant emissions.

Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters.

EDF + Business

This exciting move highlights the unprecedented opportunity for the private sector to fill the current leadership void on climate while also reducing air pollution, increasing consumer trust and solidifying brand reputation for the long-term. and among the largest sources of local air pollution — must be transformed through zero-emissions solutions to meet this target. Long-term pollution standards are essential to drive zero-emission technology into U.S.

Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street

AGreenLiving

Not only were 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets permanently closed to encourage walking, jogging, skateboarding, scootering and cycling, but Seattle’s Office of the Mayor also announced plans for enhanced bike infrastructure and additional protected bike lanes. In so doing, reductions in air pollution will continue for the Evergreen State’s Emerald City long after the lockdown lifts.

Builders, Helpers, and Closers: Insights from Interactive 2020

Elemental Excelerator

“ Ricardo (Caco) Gilead Baibich, CTO of Kando , explained how his company’s wastewater surveillance technology, which traces pollution to its source, can also help track COVID-19 infections through sewage. “By analyzing these networks, we understand what’s happening in the city, not only regarding the environment and pollution, but also in regards to health.”

Unfriend: Why is Facebook restricting climate-related ad campaigns from green businesses?

Business Green

However, US e-mobility firm Lime confirmed to BusinessGreen last week that it, too, had encountered targeting limitations when pushing a recent social media ad campaign that highlighted the firm's new climate targets and the environmental benefits of its e-scooters and e-bikes.

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

AGreenLiving

In addition, Lyft operates bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters in certain regions and integrates its app with public transit data. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) put out a report earlier this year that found that ride-hailing trips are 69 percent more polluting than the trips they replace.

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

AGreenLiving

In addition, Lyft operates bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters in certain regions and integrates its app with public transit data. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) put out a report earlier this year that found that ride-hailing trips are 69 percent more polluting than the trips they replace.