Shared transport operator Neuron commits to carbon negative status by 2025 

The shared e-scooter and e-bike operator Neuron Mobility has committed to becoming carbon negative by 2025. 

Based in Singapore, Neuron operates in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada and the UK, where it offers shared transport schemes. 

The brand has published a new report, titled ‘Meeting Micromobility’s Potential’, which highlights the work the company has done to improve the social, economic, and environmental impact e-scooters have on scooters. 

Having been given carbon neutral certification last year, Neuron has now committed to becoming carbon negative in the next three years.  

Zachary Wang, Neuron CEO said: “In 2016 when we started the company, we envisioned a safe, sustainable and accessible way for people to move around cities and we remain laser-focused on this today. We continue to partner with cities and know that they view responsible operating as central to running a successful micromobility programme. 

“We are committed to making a positive social, economic and environmental impact on cities, and setting an ambitious target to go beyond our current Carbon Neutral status, to become Carbon Negative by 2025, is the right thing to do. Further to this, we have a clear mandate to partner with cities, working with a diverse range of groups in the community including riders, those with accessibility needs, tourist offices and local businesses to bring them the best and most accessible service possible.”

Being carbon neutral means a company equally balances the carbon dioxide it omits and how much it removes, carbon negative means a company removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it adds. 

Neuron has been expanding rapidly since September 202, tripling its operations and launching in 2022 new cities, including extensions in its three UK locations – Newcastle, Slough, and Sunderland.

Read more: London’s e-scooter trial extended until November 

The brand said it is focusing on replacing car journeys with sustainable alternatives. In the UK, 35% of all Neuron trips replace a car journey, reducing carbon emissions by 118 tonnes. 

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