Micromobility operator Dott releases first annual sustainability report

European micromobility operator Dott has released its first annual sustainability report, measuring the impact of its operations and progress against its targets throughout 2021.

The report has been produced following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and Dott’s sustainability goals are linked directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Dott’s first-generation vehicles continue to be in use in their fourth year, said the operator. The longest serving vehicles have now travelled 6,500 km, equivalent to nearly twice the vertical length of Europe. Working with battery technology company Gouach, Dott is exploring new technology which would allow its batteries to be repaired, increasing the lifespan of one of the most CO2-intensive elements of its vehicles.

By shifting to electric vans and cargo bikes to run Dott’s operations, the operator said it reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 48% compared to 2020, exceeding its 40% target. Dott’s operations ran on 100% renewable energy in its operations centres throughout Europe.

Dott’s ‘repair first’ policy increases the lifespan of its vehicles. Those that cannot be repaired are fully dismantled, with reusable parts being used to maintain the fleet, and any remaining parts recycled. This extends to batteries, which go on to be used for energy storage at a solar farm in partnership with Blocktricity.

The operator has also integrated with 27 Mobility as a Service (MaaS) options including Google Maps and Free Now, helping facilitate seamless travel combining transport modes. More than 33% of journeys now connect with a public transport service.

Maxim Romain, co-founder and COO, Dott, said: “We believe in acting transparently, and sharing our successes as well as our learnings to help progress towards full sustainability.

“Our mission since launching has been to free our cities with clean rides for everyone, and we’re proud of the significant improvements we have made. We are committed to building on these as we accelerate towards green mobility.”

Dott said it is targeting 100% green operations by 2025, and emissions of less than 20 CO2 eq per km. The operator plans to exceed the five-year lifespan of its latest vehicles, and are targeting European assembly with more transparent supply chains.

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Dott is also working to reuse, upcycle or recycle 100% of used vehicles and parts, and aims to exceed a five-year life-span for its vehicles. It is targeting a 100% electric logistics fleet and renewable energy in all its cities.

The service is designed to be as accessible as possible, and Dott works closely with local communities, aiming for equal coverage across the areas it serves and partnering with local organisations to help improve the cities in which it operates.

The report can be found here.

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