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Black cab app Gett deliver carbon neutral rides

Gett is launching a new initiative to deliver carbon natural rides in an attempt to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

  • 13 September 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

Gett is launching a new initiative to deliver carbon natural rides in an attempt to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

Gett, a global ride hailing app and competitor of Uber, work in 120 cities across the world but they have launched their green initiative in the UK.

While reducing the carbon output from their rides they are also continuing to promote the use of electric vehicles by supporting the adoption of electric taxis in London, Coventry, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

On top of that, Gett will also allow London customers to ride ‘carbon positive’ simply by paying 20p extra per ride if you select the Gett Green option on the app. These additional funds will be donated to the 12 central London schools identified in the Mayor of London’s school air quality audit programme.

The company is also offsetting 7,500 tonnes of CO2, the amount it is expected to produce in the following 12 months, by investing in accredited carbon reduction projects provided by Carbon Clear, a company that works with businesses to tackle climate change.

Matteo de Renzi, Gett’s UK CEO, said: “Air quality is increasingly becoming more of an issue, not just in London, but across the UK. By becoming Carbon Neutral, we’re incredibly proud to be helping cities achieve cleaner air and reduce pollution levels. By offsetting the CO2 our UK rides produce, we will positively impact multiple climate projects across the globe.”

Mark Chadwick, CEO of Carbon Clear, said: “We are proud to partner with Gett to help them provide their customers with carbon neutral journeys. The science tells us that carbon neutrality is necessary to protect the planet and sustain our livelihoods. Companies making bold commitments to carbon neutrality are taking the lead in climate action.” 

This news follows Theresa May’s pledge to provide funding for zero emission vehicles.

The Gett app is free to download on iOS and Android.

Photo Credit: Gett