EVPassport is Carbon Neutral

We are delighted to announce that EVPassport is a carbon neutral company. We have offset our full carbon footprint since our founding, and plan to stay carbon neutral as we continue to scale up. When we kicked off the EVPassport journey in 2020, we structured the company as a Public Benefit Corporation to be able to make decisions that took a more balanced approach towards profit and purpose. Here, conscious capitalism, where the currency we strive for is not just measured in dollars, but also the impact we have on our community and environment, is central to how we achieve our purpose—to empower and inspire the mass adoption of electric vehicles. 

This week, we made huge strides in our own commitment to the environment, as a company, by going fully carbon neutral. 

How did we get here? 

We got here by partnering with Persefoni, our carbon accounting partner, who helped us measure our emissions (tCO₂e). Together, we built robust visibility into our entire carbon footprint, while internally, we established the processes and systems to support quarterly measurement, and reporting.

To offset our emissions, we leveraged Patch’s APIs inside the Persefoni platform, investing in carbon avoidance projects, matching our 2021 footprint. Our objective is to be as comprehensive as possible when it comes to measuring, and offsetting our emissions. As such, all relevant categories across scope 1, 2, and scope 3 of the GHG protocol are accounted for. 

Sustainability has always been fundamental to our aspirations for EVPassport 

Our core mission is all about empowering the mass adoption of electric vehicles, and we want to lead by example here, ensuring that our overall existence as an organization is also driving towards sustainability. It was never going to be something that we punt down the road. 

Carbon offsets are only the beginning. They’re an immediate way to lessen our impact as a company. So yes, this is a moment that we can definitely celebrate—at the same time, we believe that going carbon neutral should be business as usual for every company. 

Rather than further contributing to climate change, we believe it's our responsibility as a company, and greater industry, to do our part in solving the climate crisis, side by side with our efforts to electrify America’s roads.

What does this mean for our customers?

While our customers support the push towards mass EV adoption, the EVPassport charging hardware and software they purchase and install is fully carbon neutral. 

  • When customers purchase our charging hardware and software, they are doing so knowing that the full emissions and footprint has been accounted for, and fully offset. 
  • This means that our customers are not adding emissions to their footprint by adopting EV chargers, especially as they increasingly begin to report on their ESG standing. 

Carbon offset projects we’re funding include

Big River & Salmon Creek Forest Protection

The Big River and Salmon Creek forests are owned and managed by The Conservation Fund (TCF). Our purchase enables TCF, a non-profit land conservation organization, to continue with their mission to protect and conserve land in the USA and also to promote and sustain rural economies. 

TCF acquired the Big River and Salmon Creek tracts from Hawthorn Timber Company in late 2006. Big River is 11,707 acres and Salmon Creeks is 4,204 acres for a total of 15,911 acres for the project. Both tracts are located in Mendocino County, California near the town of Fort Bragg. The region experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by a pattern of low-intensity rainfall in the winter and cool, dry summers with coastal fog. 

The properties are dominated by relatively young redwood, Douglas fir, and tanoak and have approximately 37 miles of fish-bearing streams. A richly productive ecosystem supports significant wildlife, including many imperiled species such as coho salmon, steelhead trout, and northern spotted owls. From the turn of the century to the project start date, the forests were heavily managed for timber production that removed almost all of the old growth and damaged streams with ground-based harvesting practices.

Uganda International Small Group Tree Planting

Our purchase enables The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) to support reforestation and sustainable development project in Uganda, carried out by subsistence farmers. These farmers receive training from TIST to plant trees on their land, as well as a share of the associated carbon credit revenue.  TIST empowers “Small Groups” of 6 to 12 subsistence farmers in Uganda—as well as India, Kenya, and Tanzania—to combat the devastating effects of deforestation, poverty, and drought.

Combining sustainable development with carbon sequestration, TIST supports reforestation and biodiversity efforts, while carbon credit sales generate participant income and provide project funding to address agricultural, HIV/AIDS, nutritional, and fuel challenges. As TIST expands to more groups and more areas, it ensures more trees, more biodiversity, more climate change benefits, and more income for more people.  

Hernando County Landfill Gas Capture

Our purchase funds the Hernando County landfill methane-capture project in Florida, extracting methane and CO2 from the site and destroying them in a flare, eliminating greenhouse gas emission for the site.

Oregon Truck Stop Electrification
There are approximately 1.3 million long-haul trucks operating in the U.S., and all must stop to rest at truck stops and other locations. During this down time, drivers will typically idle their engines to maintain a comfortable temperature and power devices in their cab compartments. This extended idling burns diesel fuel and releases CO2 to the atmosphere.

Our purchase helps IdleAir provide comprehensive idle reduction services to the long-haul trucking industry at over 30 Advanced Truck Stop Electrification (ATE) locations across the U.S. ATE is an idling reduction solution that allows a driver to completely shut down the main propulsion engine of the diesel truck, eliminating all of the air pollution associated with diesel engine idling.

Going forward

The truth is, getting to zero footprint is incredibly difficult, if not impossible today, especially as we continue to grow. Over the next 10 years, we’ll need to imagine and introduce new technology and product innovations that are far more sustainable.  

We look forward to doing our small part to ensure a sustainable future for the next generation, by committing to, and investing in, our sustainability agenda, as we work to build the most seamless, open, and accessible charging network in the world.

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