Voi to launch environmental Impact Dashboard app feature

Voi has announced the launch of an environmental Impact Dashboard which will be made available in the Voi app to inform riders about the CO2 emissions and air quality impact of their journeys.

The Impact Dashboard will display the estimated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions riders have avoided through opting for carbon neutral e-scooters or e-bikes for their accumulated journeys. This data will take into account the emissions produced across the full life cycle of vehicles from production to end-of-life recycling.

According to Voi’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by EY, the average Voi scooter ride emits 29g CO2 equivalent per passenger-km of life cycle emissions compared with 184 g per passenger-km emitted by a passenger car.

In addition, the dashboard will display the rider’s average impact on air quality in grams of PM2.5 avoided. PM2.5 is the term for particulate matter with a diameter of fewer than 2.5 microns that results from partially combusted fuel.

Over time, the Impact Dashboard will develop to showcase the user’s own impact on the environment by opting for sustainable micromobility.

Fredrik Hjelm, CEO and co-founder of Voi, said: “A year into the ‘Decade of Action’, the global community urgently needs to step up ambition for the best chance of tackling the climate crisis, delivering on the Paris Agreement and transitioning to net-zero transport. To date, Voi riders have replaced 11 million car rides and saved over 3,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and nearly 1,750kg of PM2.5 particles from entering the atmosphere by opting for shared micromobility since 2020. However, there’s still so much more that needs to be done.

“While heads of state, delegates, and civil society gather in Glasgow for COP26, we want to do our part by giving people the tools to make informed mobility choices so they can have an active role in the transition to sustainable transport. Together, with cities, citizens and other public transport and micromobility operators, reducing the need for short car trips, reduce harmful emissions and re-shape our cities so they are made for living.”

The new Impact Dashboard will be available in all Voi markets from November. In order to access it, Voi riders need to be using the most up to date version of the Voi app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

More information about the Impact Dashboard can be found here.