Less mustache, more electrification. Hundreds of U.S. mayors, university presidents, and business leaders vowed to uphold the country’s commitments in the Paris climate accord , after President Trump withdrew from the landmark pact on June 1. In the mix of corporate “still ins” are two largest ride-hailing services in the country: Uber and Lyft.
Uber’s opportunity to flash its climate credibility may have been lost in the past week’s torrent of executive-level firings amid a major workplace harassment probe. On Wednesday, CEO Travis Kalanick’s formally announced a leave of absence, following months of dodging PR scandals one after another.
But Lyft, which has vigorously pursued a persona as the woke person’s ride of choice (in spite of a prominent investor’s connection to Trump ), has stepped up to proudly fly its climate flag. On Thursday, the company’s co-founders, John Zimmer and Logan Green, published a blog post articulating where Lyft hopes to be in 2025, the year by which President Obama had pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent of 2005 levels. Lyft’s “climate impact goals ” align with the company’s quick steps to build a fleet of vehicles that is mostly autonomous and electric . Zimmer […]