Mevo // Episode 14
After delving into the world of micro-mobility hearing all about e-scooters a few weeks ago, I was very intrigued to complete the picture and hear a bit more about Mevo– the car share service.
Erik, along with his business partner Finn and a team of significant backers from Audi NZ to Z Energy, started Australasia's first free-floating car-sharing service. You reserve a car on the app, unlock it with your phone, and drive for as long as you need it for (so much more flexible than a traditional car hire service). Best of all when you're done you can park it wherever you like in the home zone - with no parking fees.
Plus it ends up being way cheaper than car ownership – and you don't need to worry about getting a WOF or the battery going flat in your driveway. Given that we use our cars for only on average 1 hour each day – 4% of the time we own them for – car sharing makes total sense. Plus, it means you get a fancy, clean, well-serviced car to jump into every time you drive. Dreamy!
Each Mevo car replaces 10 private cars on the road, which given that transport contributes to 58% of Wellington's carbon emissions, will make a huge difference. On top of that, the Mevo team are carbon-positive, meaning they offset 120% of the business' carbon emissions.
Erik is hugely passionate about the green economy and smart cities, I'm really looking forward to picking his brain in today's chat. Let's find out more...