Planet Business: How Electric Vehicles are the Future for Lyft
Believe it or not, businesses can be incredible change agents for shifting economies, behaviors, and mindsets towards sustainability. And Lyft is one such company that's striving to make a positive impact.
We sat down with Lyft's Director of Sustainability, Sam Arons, to learn about how Lyft aims for the lowest possible carbon footprint.
Arons shares how the average car is only used about 4% of the time, and how the transportation sector is among the largest emitters of carbon. So there is ample opportunity to meet these converging realities through electric vehicles (EV's) and innovation.
Lyft recognizes the needs of people to get around as efficiently as possible as well as the need to decarbonize our economies, and merges these goals in their sustainability strategy. Carbon neutral since 2018, the company integrates a variety of ways to get around. By offering options for bikes and scooters, users can choose alternatives to cars and thereby reduce their overall carbon impact, especially in cities. Furthermore, by using electric vehicles and sourcing from renewable energy, emissions are further reduced as compared to gasoline vehicles.
Through all these efforts and more, Lyft is a forward-thinking company that is playing an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change and creating economies of scale for a more sustainable future. In addition to all of that, they also plant trees to contribute to the restoration of vital ecosystems!
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by Diana Chaplin