Uber Green launches in London. The ridesharing company will offer passengers using the Uber app in London’s Zone 1 the ability to select a fully electric vehicle for the very first time.
It’s hoped the new Uber Green option in the app will encourage riders to take action on climate change by selecting a fully electric vehicle. Only fully electric vehicles will be able to take Uber Green trips.
Uber Green will cost the same as a regular UberX journey on the app, as Uber says going green should never be more expensive.
Drivers who have already switched to electric vehicles will pay a lower service fee of 15 percent on Uber Green trips. Uber hopes that encouraging drivers on the app to switch to a fully electric vehicle will help to drive the mass market, while also improving air quality for all Londoners.
“With cities beginning to open up once again, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive a green recovery by ensuring that every car on the Uber app in London is fully electric,” said Jamie Heywood, Uber’s Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe.
By the end of 2021, the ridesharing operator says Uber Green will be live in 60 major European cities, meaning that riders will be able to select a lower emission vehicle in cities representing around 80 percent of Uber’s European business. Uber Green is also set to be available in 1,400 US locations by the end of the year.
Source: Intelligent Transport