Can electric taxis change the world?
Go Zero is an all-electric, zero-emission, transport platform powered by 100% renewable energy. Their goal is to create a nationwide network of electric cabs and grow their App-based platform to help reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution, with 15,000 drivers by 2030.
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Really black cabs
The UK is the first major economy to pass a net-zero emissions law, setting “net-zero” greenhouse gases by 2050. The taxi industry is a major contributor to CO2 emissions, with some of the older models of London’s world-famous black cabs emitting up to 30 times as much pollution as personal cars the same age. With CO2 emissions showing no signs of slowing, Go Zero plans to lead an entire industry to electric travel and expand across the UK.
Go Zero, launched in 2017, began by offering a zero-emission electric cab service to and from London airports in Tesla vehicles. Providing their passengers with a door to door service that was more sustainable, more energy-efficient and kinder to the environment. To date, Go Zero has completed over 10,000 zero-emission journeys covering over 600,000 electric miles which has saved an impressive 174 tonnes of CO2. But they aren’t stopping there, their aim over the next seven years is to expand to 10 major cities and international airports across the UK and Ireland, operating 8,000+ vehicles and transporting over 14 million passengers annually.
Fewer wheels, more travel
Go Zero doesn’t just use electric cars and charge them with renewable energy, they are also committed to many other sustainable travel options. In fact, they plan to make commuting more environmentally friendly – and efficient – through their eBike and eScooter options. Ric Boullemier, Chief Product Officer at Go Zero, has stated: “The way we travel and commute has to change and Go Zero aims to provide sustainable transport solutions across the UK with eBikes, eScooters and electric cars all leading the way.”
This story shows how Go Zero supports Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, specifically Target 11.2: “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.”
About Go Zero
Founded in 2017, Go Zero is an all-electric travel network powered by 100% renewable energy. Based in Bracknell, England Go Zero offers a zero-emission, ride-hailing and pre-bookable cab service in a range of electric vehicles.
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