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Launching Earth Day 2017, MOTEV is the First Luxury Car Service to Integrate Social Impact by Planting a Tree for Every Ride Booked

Press Release – Los Angeles, CA. (April 20, 2017) – MOTEV, a groundbreaking luxury black car service comprised solely of environmentally-friendly, zero emissions Teslas, today publicly launched the first social impact partnership in its industry to support tree-planting and pioneer an ecosystem of sustainability. Through a new partnership powered by Pledgeling, MOTEV will donate money towards the planting of one tree in the Greater Los Angeles & surrounding areas for every ride booked by customers. MOTEV will show the real-time impact of the brand’s commitment to the cause on its website,

“We believe technology has the power to change the world for the better, and that premium service should not come at the expense of the environment,” explained Robert Gaskill, CEO and Co-Founder of MOTEV. “We embrace and champion the advancement of technologies that help us achieve our sustainability goals, such as partnering with Pledgeling to power the social impact of our customer experience. Now, every customer can feel they are doing their part to help the environment simply by choosing to book a MOTEV.”

MOTEV chose to launch its new commitment to the environment ahead of Earth Day 2017 through a service day (April 8) of tree-planting and tree care, in partnership with Tree Musketeers and Pledgeling in Los Angeles, California. The impact of MOTEV’s tree-planting to date is displayed on its homepage through an Impact Calculator, powered by Pledgeling. Every time a ride is booked through MOTEV’s online platform, the Impact Calculator automatically updates the number of trees to be planted in local communities and American forests by nonprofit partners. Customers will receive quarterly updates and photos about the cause to keep them connected to the impact they’re making through MOTEV.

About 19.64 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) are produced from burning a gallon of gasoline that does not contain ethanol. About 22.38 pounds of CO2 are produced from burning a gallon of diesel fuel. Although MOTEV operates a zero emissions fleet, they understand their cars are only making a small impact on the environment. They believe they can do more to help offset the effects that gasoline vehicles have on the air quality of Los Angeles. Planting trees clears the air – as the tree matures, it can consume close to 48 pounds of CO2 per year turning it into parts of itself. A tree also releases enough oxygen to supply the needs of one person for two years. These two effects can help give the earth a healthier climate & Angelenos cleaner air to breathe.

To join MOTEV & Pledgeling in taking a stand for the environment and to experience MOTEV’s luxury black car service, please visit


MOTEV ( is a Los Angeles-based boutique black car company with a fleet made up of solely top-of-the-line P90DL TESLA vehicles – making them the company with the largest model X fleet in the US. Rooted in sustainability, MOTEV offers their high-profile clientele a unique & luxurious experience unmatched by other car services. Committed to the environment and their staff, MOTEV not only gets their customers where they’re going in style – but they provide them with an experience they can feel good about on every level.

About Pledgeling

Pledgeling ( is the world’s first social enterprise and SaaS platform that powers purpose and social impact. Thousands of brands and nonprofits utilize Pledgeling’s platform to build stronger relationships with their audiences, grow their businesses and organizations, and demonstrate social impact. Launched in 2014, Pledgeling’s SaaS platform has powered over $3.5MM in donations to date for causes around the world from their headquarters in Venice Beach, California. #PledgeToDoGood

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