Turo will be the first car-sharing and car-rental marketplace to offset its global carbon footprint by 100%.
Beginning on Earth Day, the company will offset its emissions based on the total number of miles driven on Turo trips. It will also begin to offset its global office footprint’s emissions. This will be accomplished through a collaboration with Bluesource, a leading developer of carbon offsets.
Turo has been increasing its supply of electric vehicles for several years. Throughout the pandemic, the number of trips with EVs has continued to grow, and its EV stock now accounts for 6.78% of its entire vehicle supply. With consistent year-over-year growth, the company has been inspired to put a greater emphasis on becoming carbon neutral.
Turo has also invested in a number of verified emission reduction projects in order to reduce its carbon footprint. One of them is the JB Hunt Intermodal transportation efficiency project.
The project’s goal is to reduce the number of semi-trucks on US highways, which aims to lower air pollution, increase highway safety, and reduce wear and tear of roads and infrastructures. The project will serve as a model for logistics companies throughout the United States in terms of prioritizing environmental responsibility when transporting goods. It also aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transporting each item by 50%.
As Turo strives to become carbon neutral, its car travel service will become more sustainable.