Uber Plans To Use Only Electric Vehicles In The United States And Europe By 2030
Mobile taxi aggregator Uber has announced the launch of a large-scale program aimed at reducing harmful emissions into the atmosphere and combating climate change. As part of the Green Recovery program, Uber has committed to using only zero-emission vehicles, i.e., electric vehicles, by 2040. At the same time, the company intends to do this in the United States, Canada, and Europe by 2030.
Uber also announced that it would allocate $800 million to encourage drivers who work with it to switch to electric vehicles and attract drivers who have a hybrid or electric cars. Drivers who will use hybrid or electric vehicles Will receive an additional $0.5–1.5 premium for each ride, depending on the region and type of electric vehicle.
Besides, starting today, the company is launching the Uber Green program in 15 cities in the United States and Canada. Passengers in these cities will have the option to choose an electric car (hybrid or all-electric), in which the passenger can choose to ride on Uber a more environmentally friendly car, paying an additional $1. By the end of the year, Uber intends to extend this program to 65 cities around the world.
Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micromobility. We’re also setting an earlier goal to have 100% of rides take place in electric vehicles (EVs) in US, Canadian, and European cities by 2030.