Segway-Ninebot Scooters Reduced Carbon Emissions By 388m Kilograms
Electric KickScooter maker Segway-Ninebot has received a coveted certification for its green credentials and carbon saving efforts.
This follows on the heels of statistics that Segway-Ninebot’s users have collectively travelled more than 8 billion kilometres globally, as measured in March 2023. Its scooters have reduced carbon emissions by 388 million kilograms, equivalent to planting more than 21 million trees.
The company says it had received the world’s first Life Cycle Assessment Verification Statement for the electric scooter category, awarded by TÜV SÜD, a global testing and certification organization founded in 1866.
“This covers micromobility products of Ninebot Max S90L, Ninebot Max Plus X,” it says. Segway-Ninebot says the certification enhances the competitiveness of its products and recognises the company as leading the green, low-carbon and circular development of the micromobility industry.
“Being awarded the first LCA verification statement represents a critical milestone for Segway in its green and low-carbon efforts, and shows its corporate sustainability philosophy in real practice”, says Michael Luan, product director of Segway’s Commercial Mobility Business Division.
“The specific verification process includes 18 types of environmental impacts such as global warming, water, energy and resource consumption, acidification, water eutrophication and etc. It is been confirmed the verified KickScooter products complied with international standards of ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.
“In addition to reducing carbon emissions throughout the product life cycle, Segway-Ninebot also practices green development through recyclable packaging.
“We have achieved a notable breakthrough by incorporating recycled materials into key components of our KickScooter, including the rear and front fenders, chassis front bumper, and several other integral parts.
“For some products such as electric scooters and lawn mower robots, the company uses (a) fully paperless design for packaging, and has updated its packaging to corrugated and honeycomb cardboard so as to reduce the use of non-environmentally friendly materials, while protecting the goods.”