- With the ESG commitment, Tembici will expand the number of micro-mobility docking stations, reaching new regions and cities;
- The company said it has made more than 1,000 electric bicycles available on its system in recent months.
On Thursday (3), World Bicycle Day, Brazilian micro-mobility technology startup Tembici announces its commitment to implement at least 10,000 more shared bikes in its systems, almost doubling the number of bikes available today, by the end of 2022.
With the ESG commitment, Tembici will expand the number of micro-mobility docking stations, reaching new regions and cities. Currently, the company operates in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, Recife, Porto Alegre, and Brasilia, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“On this same day last year, we announced a $47 million Series B round that has been enabling the expansion of projects to implement e-bikes and several improvements in technology,” said Tomás Martins, CEO, and co-founder of Tembici, in a press statement.
The company said it has made more than 1,000 electric bikes available on its docking system in recent months. Of these, about 500 were destined for the Bike Rio system and the rest for the iFood Pedal program, in São Paulo, where they are used by couriers. After a month of operation, iFood Pedal had already registered, in a single day, more than 3,000 trips.
Martins says that in the first months of this year Tembici registered about 7 million trips with its bikes. The startup claims to have saved more than 4,000 tons of CO2 with bicycle transportation, which if it was emitted, would require the planting of approximately 30,000 trees for offsetting.
In partnership with Associação Transporte Ativo (Active Transport Association), a civil society organization focused on quality of life through the use of human propulsion transportation modals, Tembici has created the program “Vai Longe“, to accelerate projects that promote and encourage the use of bikes in cities.
On the program’s website, people and companies can submit projects until the 20th. The program will accelerate projects that place bikes as a protagonist, either through education and awareness in traffic, direct promotion of the use of bicycles, or even projects of studies and research for the dissemination of knowledge about urban mobility.