The micromobility unit of Ford Motor Company has announced its ambitious plan to become carbon negative by 2025.
Spin aims to remove more emissions from its existing operations – including the manufacturing of electric scooters – than what it produces in providing its services.
It has set out four commitments to ensure its target is met, including transitioning operations to 100% plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles (EVs) and transitioning power for recharging to 100% renewable energy.
The electric scooter rental company also aims to integrate rider mode shift as a core company sustainability metric and achieve a minimum 24-month lifetime for Spin vehicles and 100% landfill diversion.
Shivam Vohra, Senior Programme Manager of Sustainability Initiatives at Spin said: “We have to hold ourselves accountable for tracking the carbon emitted in providing our service. This is made easier by the fact that we employ a majority of the people deploying, collecting and recharging our scooters, using Spin vans and warehouses. Operators relying on all gig workforces — using personal vehicles and charging at home – face a difficult challenge in accounting for these emissions.
“If we are truly offering a more sustainable mode of transportation to cities, we should be eliminating more carbon than we produce.”