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New Tier data reveals ‘huge’ health and environmental benefits of e-bikes and e-scooters

New data from Tier Mobility has shown the health and environmental benefits of e-bikes and e-scooters.

The micromobility operator said it has empowered riders to replace 48 million kilometres of car journeys, avoiding 8 million kilograms of CO2 emissions. The savings equate to 8,376 aeroplane trips from London to New York or 55,351 car journeys from Berlin to Paris.

This data analysis comes as the company publishes its Corporate Sustainability Strategy, setting out the steps it will take to achieve its goal of reducing emissions and protecting the environment.

Ahead of publishing the strategy, Tier analysed data from all the 540 cities it operates in globally since its launch in 2018.

Lawrence Leuschner, CEO of Tier Mobility, said: “I set up Tier to change mobility for good by encouraging people to get out of their cars and use more sustainable transport options.

“I’m delighted to report that since our founding in 2018, we have made incredible progress on that journey. I really am proud of the difference we’re making to our cities – but we know there is still much more to be done.

“That’s why we’re introducing our Corporate Sustainability Strategy, which incorporates our core sustainability values into all aspects of decision-making, helping us to set measurable long-term goals and be more transparent about the progress of our mission.”

Tier has launched a series of targets across five areas where it can have the greatest impact in supporting the mission to net zero emissions by 2050.

The goals include a target to halve direct emissions, the emissions per e-scooter or bike in production and the emissions that take place before operations (such as logistics and production) by 2026 (compared to the 2020 baseline) and to achieve a zero-waste status in all its warehouses.

Ailin Huang, head of sustainability at Tier Mobility, said: “Promoting sustainable development is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges we face, which is why we have unveiled this new framework to ensure that Tier is performing to the highest standards in this area.

“As we look forward to implementing these new measures needed to reach our ambitious targets, we are also inviting our colleagues in the industry, city partners and policymakers to scale our actions and create enabling environments for widespread micro-mobility adoption. We can’t afford to compromise on sustainability.”

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Germany, where the company is based, achieved the greatest shift from car trips to e-mobility journeys. Almost 25 million kilometres of car journeys were replaced in the 104 German regions Tier operates in, including Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Dortmund.

France, Sweden, Norway, and Poland recorded the next highest savings, collectively avoiding more than 2 million kilograms of carbon emissions. This equates to an individual taking 12,756 aeroplane trips from Stockholm to Warsaw.

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