Transport accounts for 46% of New Zealand's energy greenhouse gas emissions
Mevo is the world's first climate positive car share. Being climate positive means that every time a Mevo member finishes a trip in one of our cars, the climate is left in a better state than when the trip started.
We reduce our emissions by charging our hybrid electric models on New Zealand's 80% renewable grid, and we offset everything else our fleet emits by 120%. This leaves a net deficit in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with every kilometre a Mevo vehicle drives.
By empowering our members to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere with their everyday transportation we're hoping to see more demand for this kind of business practice and a steady reduction in emissions across New Zealand.
Offsetting with permanent rainforest credits
We carefully monitor all greenhouse gas emissions caused by the Mevo fleet, and work with our partners at Ekos to buy carbon credits at 120% of our emissions. This cost is built into our pricing.
All our CO2 offsets come from our internationally certified, community-based rainforest carbon projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Each project is a community enterprise designed to help the indigenous peoples who own these forests.