Gett offers green rides

Gett, the ride hailing company for business and consumer rides, is launching a major new initiative to deliver carbon neutral rides in further efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in the UK.

The company is reducing its carbon output as it continues to support the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles across UK cities.

Gett will also now give its London business clients the opportunity to ride ‘carbon positive’ through the Gett app, simply by paying 20p extra per ride.

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 through all business and consumer rides in the following 12 months – by investing in accredited carbon reduction projects provided by Carbon Clear.

In further efforts to reduce the carbon output from its rides, Gett is continuously supporting the adoption of LEVC TX Electric Taxis in London, Coventry, Edinburgh and Glasgow by promising electric cab drivers that zero commission will be taken on all fares with Gett for their first six months of driving with them.

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, something that our business clients consider imperative.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.’