Uber has announced an important plan whose ultimate goal is to have a zero-emission fleet by 2040. In Europe, Canada and America, however, the company aims to reach this milestone by 2030. To do so a series of initiatives will be launched including an allocation of 800 million dollars to incentivize its drivers to switch to the use of electric vehicles by 2025.
In addition, the company intends to expand Uber Green's presence in many more cities where people will be able to book a ride in a hybrid or electric vehicle. For customers wishing to travel aboard green cars, the transport will cost a little more ($ 1 each way in America) but the drivers will receive an extra for the service. By the end of the year, Uber Green will be available in more than 65 cities around the world.
Part of Uber's plan is also specific agreements with companies of the caliber of General Motors, Renault and Nissan. In particular, the agreement with Renault and Nissan concerns the European territory. The companies intend to work together as part of the partnership to offer drivers using the Uber app a number of benefits, especially in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Portugal.
As part of this agreement, companies will work to create solutions that can accelerate the adoption of 100% electric vehicles and the development of an electric ecosystem. For example, drivers using the Uber app will be offered access to fully electric Renault and Nissan vehicles: Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF, as well as future electric vehicles from both manufacturers' range. In addition, joint marketing and awareness initiatives will be launched to promote the offers and benefits of 100% electric vehicles, especially with test drives for Uber's partner drivers.
By 2025, 50% of the kilometers traveled via the Uber platform in seven European capitals (Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris) will be carried out in 100% electric vehicles.
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