Climate-friendly transportation for all

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Bird Canada’s mission is to create a more livable future by reducing car trips, traffic, and carbon emissions.

Globally, our shared e-scooter services were climate neutral in 2020 and we take our entire lifecycle into consideration to make our mission come to life responsibly.

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A Green Lifecycle

Healthier cities begin with sustainable mobility. That’s why we focus on a green lifecycle—measuring, avoiding and reducing, and offsetting—to turn our vision into a reality.

Measuring Our Climate Impact

In order to accurately measure our emissions, we worked with CEA Consulting and an independent consultant from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to track the total environmental impact of our scooters from manufacturing to end-of-life.We then compared the estimates from our life-cycle analysis against those of a similar independent exercise conducted by the International Transport Forum.Our LCA calculations were broken down into two emissions components:
  • The greenhouse gases associated with manufacturing, shipping, picking-up, dropping off and recycling Bird Canada's vehicles
  • The total direct energy (in megawatt hours) used to charge our fleet globally
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Avoiding and reducing our emissions

We focus on avoiding emissions to start, and reduce our emissions where unavoidable.

Bird Canada’s eco fleet

At Bird Canada, an important component of being climate friendly is how we design and engineer our vehicles. Our vehicles are designed in-house to be the longest lasting and most sustainable in the industry. We do this by:

Focusing on durability and battery life
We are one of the only micromobility operators to design and engineer our vehicles in-house. That means we can thoroughly test and innovate on new battery forms. Our B2 vehicle has the longest lasting battery, is monitored in real time by a Battery Management System (BMS), and is the only IP-68 certified battery on the road. Read about the advantages of integrated batteries here.
Second life applications and materials recycling
We partner with organizations that keep as much as 95% of our ferrous and non-ferrous materials and 86% of our e-waste components out of landfills.
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Displacing car trips

By helping communities build sustainable transportation habits, we are reducing the amount of carbon emissions and traffic congestion across the globe.
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Using our data to inform sustainable infrastructure

We analyze our data to understand how and where people use Bird Canada's to get around and use these insights to advocate for protected bike lane infrastructure to make sustainable transportation safer for everyone