Working towards net zero shared mobility
Shared transport can transform our cities by lowering emissions, reducing congestion, and the demand for parking spaces. Our long-term environmental goal is to offer 100% carbon net zero shared mobility solutions by 2040.
Bolt’s Green Plan and our environmental targets
In 2023, we committed to our carbon net zero goal for 2040, which is now at the centre of Bolt’s Green Plan.
Our environmental goals:
Net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
100% renewable electricity in Bolt-controlled offices, warehouses, charging docks and Bolt Market premises by 2025.
90% of waste directed into circular economy solutions by 2030.
Expanding our zero-emission fleet
We focus on partnerships that facilitate the expansion of zero-emission (i.e. fully-electric) vehicles on our ride-hailing, car sharing, and delivery platforms.
We deployed an electric 3-wheeler ride-hailing service in partnership with Buzzz Electric.
All of Bolt’s electric scooters and e-bikes are zero-emission vehicles with no tailpipe emissions.
We offset the emissions created during the manufacturing, operating, maintenance, and disposal of these vehicles via various funding projects, making them certified CarbonNeutral®.
Powered by renewable electricity and the circular economy
We aim to use 100% renewable electricity for Bolt-controlled sites by the end of 2025.
We plan to direct at least 90% of the waste we produce back to the circular economy by 2030.
Focusing on sustainable product design
~80% of our scooters are designed in-house. Which gives us better control over the materials, maintenance and utilisation.
70% of the aluminium parts on the Bolt 6 come from recycled sources and it has an expected lifespan of eight years compared to five years of the previous model.
This means less time being repaired and charged, more shared rides per scooter, and ultimately, less emissions during the scooter life cycle.
Encouraging sustainable modal shift
Our pilot programs ↗ in 10 European cities have proven that, when encouraged, riders will opt for scooters or e-bikes instead of cars if their planned trip is under 3 km.
Emission offsetting and climate action
Bolt currently holds CarbonNeutral® certification by Climate Impact Partners for Bolt Business & Micromobility (i.e. our e-scooters and e-bikes)
We fund projects, verified by Climate Impact Partners, to offset emissions that we’re currently unable to reduce or eliminate. We’ve previously funded projects related to wind and energy, forest creation, improved water infrastructure, mangrove restoration, and efficient cooking stoves.
Bolt also funds additional climate action projects to help combat climate change. In 2022, we partnered with Seedballs Kenya ↗ to spread 25 tonnes of indigenous seeds (Seedbolts) — equivalent to planting over 11 million tree seeds. Our previous projects include reforestation projects with OneTreePlanted ↗ in Portugal and Romania.
Bolt Technology OÜ and several subsidiaries are accredited to ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Sustainability in our value chain
Health and safety
The right to audit
Climate Impact Partners
Climate Impact Partners provide third-party oversight of Bolt's carbon offset efforts through adherence to The CarbonNeutral Protocol.