Ground transport company Gett has entered into a new partnership with Sherbet, a London-based electric taxi fleet.
The new agreement adds 400 electric taxis to Gett’s UK network, which customers can select directly from the app or web platform to help reduce their carbon footprint. Corporate users can track the carbon emissions of their business’ ground transportation through the Gett web platform.
According to Gett, using an e-black cab saves around 193g of CO2 emissions per mile in comparison to black taxis running on diesel. Over 54 per cent of the vehicles available through Gett’s platform in London are now electric or hybrids.
The collaboration is another step in Gett’s sustainability initiatives, which includes offsetting 100 per cent of the CO2 for all rides booked and completed through its web platform and app in the UK, and donating 2p per ride to the Trees for Cities charity.
“We are delighted to welcome Sherbet to our network, especially at a time we are expecting a trend towards higher growth in demand for business travel and last-mile transport solutions. We are looking forward to a productive collaboration that fits our sustainable approach to ground transportation,” said Guy Gaash, VP of Global Partnerships at Gett.
Asher Moses, CEO of Sherbet, added: “This collaboration brings our award-winning Sherbet electric fleet onto one of the UK’s leading ground transport platform and this will help Gett’s corporate customers meet their CSR goals, as it will boost the number of electric black cabs available on the platform, helping more businesses reduce their carbon footprint as they travel throughout London.”
As part of the agreement, Sherbet drivers will gain access to Gett’s on-demand booking system, whereas previously only pre-booked ride bookings were available, which will increase the pool of drivers available to Gett customers.
This will also enhance Gett’s offering to passengers with sensory or physical impairments as all Sherbet drivers undergo disability awareness training.
Sherbet will also be offering a range of exclusive discounts to existing Gett drivers wanting to switch to an electric vehicle.
Sherbet was named in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, founder Moses was the winner of the Entrepreneur of the year category of the Business Champion Awards, and won the Most Innovative Taxi Company in the Innovation & Excellence Awards. It has also been named as a finalist in the 2023 Business Travel Awards Europe.