Uber, together with a group of mobility platforms, including Lime and Arrival, has committed to fully decarbonising its networks by 2035 at the latest, as part of a new collaborative manifesto to increase the uptake of low-carbon transport.

Through the networking platform Polis, the chief executives of Arrival, Aurora, Lilium, Lime and Uber have jointly supported a new ‘sustainable urban manifesto’ that calls on the businesses to reach zero emissions by 2035, while also increasing the uptake and access of shared mobility and public transport.

The manifesto commits the organisations to help cities build safe, smart, sustainable and more accessible urban and regional mobility networks. It specifically calls for ‘full decarbonisation of mobility networks by 2035 at the latest’ and that the organisations should work with cities to increase ride-sharing access. A goal is also included to make electric and shared mobility more affordable than owning a car.

The businesses will also work with European policymakers to help improve the development of safety-based regulations that could allow for the introduction of autonomous vehicles and flying taxis on a wider scale. The manifesto commits each signatory to work in partnership with cities to help the European Commission meet the commitments of its Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility Strategy, Green Deal and Fit for 55 packages ahead of time.

Global traffic emissions look set to rise by 16% by 2050 based on current policies, as demand for transport activity doubles. The International Transport Forum’s (ITF) Transport Outlook 2021 report notes that this would deliver a 16% rise in emissions from traffic-based transport alone compared to 2015 levels.

Source: Edie

Access the full Manifesto here