Lime Sweden has kicked off 2020 by signing two partnerships to help increase the sustainability of operations in the country. Announcing the news today, Lime’s warehouses in Stockholm, Malmo and Gothenburg will now be powered by 100% renewable energy sourced locally from wind, water, and cogeneration. The agreement was signed with Swedish provider Mölndal Energi and their windmills.
Furthermore, operations in Stockholm will start using electric green vehicles, known as electric carts, to collect, charge and deploy the scooter fleet across the capital. This partnership has been signed with local logistics operator TGCC and will further reduce any environmental impact of Lime’s scooter business.
“Lime’s goal is to provide our riders in Sweden with emissions-free transport that helps to reduce congestion and pollution across the country,” said Mike Parishaian, Operations Manager at Lime in Sweden. “These new partnerships mean that we’ll be committing even more to this goal with only 100% renewable energy in our three warehouses, and on the ground through our electric operations in Stockholm. Sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do at Lime."
These partnerships come hot off the heels from last week’s announcement in Germany with green energy provider, Polarstern Energie, who will now power all of Lime’s fifteen warehouses with 100% renewable energy. France and the US have similar agreements in place, while globally the company has joined the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance as a founding member and commits to accelerating the company’s transition to electric vehicles.
Lime first launched in Sweden in November 2018 and has since achieved over 1 million rides saving roughly 31 metric tons of CO2 as a consequence of riders' shift away from motor vehicle trips.