Top 10 green transport startups in the UK

Want to join a team that's leading the charge in the green transport revolution? Check out our top 10 green transport startups.

Transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, producing 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019.

And it’s not just the environment that these emissions are harming. In 2019, in Greater London, between 3,600 to 4,100 deaths were attributed to air pollution, with health effects existing even at very low levels.  

Want to join a team that's leading the charge in the sustainable transport revolution? Check out our top 10 green transport startups to find your perfect fit.  

Here are our top 10 green transport startups in the UK


Hiyacar is transforming the way we use cars, forever. Hiyacar know our cities are full of unused, parked cars. We have to be smarter about cars and transport. Sharing cars keeps communities moving. When we share more, everyone wins.

Their main purpose is to connect drivers to cars when and where they want them, so they don't have to own one. Their vision is that by becoming world-class at connecting drivers to well-utilised, environmentally friendly cars, they will become one of the most effective, efficient and planet-saving ways for people to travel.

Location: London

Founders: Graeme Risby & Rob Larmour

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Beryl is a nationwide UK bike-share scheme with the widest range of bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters and cargo bikes. Getting around with them is so simple that when you’ve done it once, you’ll never forget how. A bit like riding a bike.

They’re championing sustainable travel options to help reduce road congestion and improve air quality and public health. Their app-based scheme is simple and secure, with online payment, easy-to-find bikes and no fiddly locks to worry about.

Location: London  

Founders: Philip Ellis & Emily Brooke

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Zeelo is the smart bus platform for organizations, providing flexible turn-key and plug-in transportation programs for commuting, shuttles and school runs.

Zeelo connects organizations with vetted fleet operators via a mobile app and best-in-class operational tools. It offers route planning and optimisation software to control costs and target areas poorly served by public transit. Riders, organizations and fleet operators get access to 24/7 support, operational monitoring and contact tracing safety tools.

Location: London

Founders: Sam Ryan & Barney Williams

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Arrival is reinventing both the design and production of electric vehicles for end to end sustainability. They believe only true innovation of both products and processes can deliver the radical impact we need to combat the worst effects of the climate crisis.

Location: London

Founder: Denis Sverdlov

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VivaCity's vision is to make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Their AI sensors and ‘Smart Junctions’ signal control gather detailed and anonymous data 24/7 on transport modes, traffic flow and travel patterns, supporting strategic decisions to help optimise the transport network and improve urban infrastructure.

VivaCity was awarded the Queen’s Enterprise Award for Innovation in 2021, and their sensors have been deployed in over 60 towns and cities across the UK - with international growth well underway.

Location: London

Founders: Mark Nicholson & Yang Lu

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Ember is building the future of public transport – fully electric and tech enabled.

First, they’re developing a fully electric, intercity bus network. They’re now running the UK's only electric coach service on two routes from Dundee to Edinburgh and Glasgow. In future, they’ll integrate final mile transport – bikes, scooters, trams, taxis and more. The goal is to make the whole journey, from A to B, seamless.  

Location: Edinburgh

Founders: Pierce Glennie & Keith Bradbury

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By more efficiently allocating bikes to riders, bike sharing makes effective use of existing resources rather than creating more bikes. They believe that bikes are the future of sustainable urban transport.

Location: Oxford

Founder: Agne Milukaite

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e-cargobikes' mission is to encourage widespread use of e-cargobikes as a last-mile delivery method. They offer grocers and retailers an environmentally and financially sustainable alternative to fossil-fuelled vehicles when making B2C deliveries in high-density urban areas.

This helps reduce inner city pollution levels by reducing the number of fossil-fuelled vehicles on the road. Plus, it raises awareness of the true environmental and social costs of the decisions we make.

Location: London  

Founder: James FitzGerald & Clare Elwes

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Pod Point

Pod Point believe travel shouldn’t cost the earth. That’s why they're building the charging infrastructure needed to enable mass adoption of electric vehicles.

Since forming in 2009, they have shipped over 175,000 chargepoints and developed one of the UK’s largest public networks with over 7,300 charging bays.

Location: London  

Founder: Erik Fairbairn

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Wayve is pioneering artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars.

Their AV2.0 technology completely rethinks how to solve self-driving by taking a pure machine learning approach. The result is a next generation AV technology that can scale and adapt to any driving condition, anywhere in the world: unlocking the promise of a better way forward.

Location: London  

Founder: Alex Kendall

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