Effect of shared electric mopeds on CO2 emissions

Felyx, a Dutch provider of shared electric mopeds, requested insight into the effect of its e-mopeds on CO2 emissions compared to other modes of transport. CE Delft carried out a study on the effect on Well-to-Wheel CO2 emissions, selecting Rotterdam as the case study.

The study shows that shared electric mopeds reduced the CO2 emissions of urban transport in Rotterdam by almost 500 tonnes CO2 in the period from October 2020 to September 2021. This is a reduction of almost 86% when compared to a scenario where a Felyx user would have opted for another mode of transport.

Most emissions are reduced when electric mopeds replace car rides and public transport use, as these have the highest specific CO2 emissions. In addition, the sensitivity analysis indicated that the estimated emission reduction mainly depends on which alternative mode of transport is used.