A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and Canary Media. Political Climate goes beyond echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives on the policy landscape. Join hosts Julia Pyper, Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton as we explore how energy and climate decisions get made and the political interests powering them.
Lyft is going 100% electric. The rideshare company just pledged to transition every vehicle on its platform to an EV by 2030.
But this decision isn’t as simple as buying a few new cars. It will require building out an entire ecosystem of electric vehicle infrastructure and incentives, and getting into the weeds on policy. On this episode, we speak to Lyft’s director of sustainability, Sam Arons, about this bold new strategy.
We talk to Sam about the EV target and how to meet it, as well as related policies and how electric rideshare vehicles can support the power grid. We also talk a lot about the broader transportation ecosystem, the future of cities, and Lyft’s evolving role as a “multimodal technology platform,” as Sam put it.
Lyft's announcement also speaks to how companies are looking to play a bigger role in the fight against climate change, in an era of increasing public pressure for greater corporate responsibility.
Learn more about Lyft's sustainability strategy in this exclusive, in-depth interview. And while you're listening, we'd love you to give Political Climate an Apple Podcasts review! Your 5-star ratings help us grow and bring this content to wider audiences. Thank you!
- Lyft: Leading the Transition to Zero Emissions: Our Commitment to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030
- GTM: Lyft Pledges Shift to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030
- LA Times: Taking an Uber or Lyft pollutes more than driving, California finds. Next stop: Regulations
- GTM: Electric Ridesharing Benefits the Grid, and EVgo Has the Data to Prove It
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