Uber says 50% of its rides across seven EU countries will be by EV and a partnership with Hyundai aims to accelerate the roll-out of electric cars
Uber is partnering with Hyundai to speed up the roll-out of EV ride-hailing cars across Europe.
Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted rates for its pure EV Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric – with the target of delivering “thousands” of cars.
The strategic partnership is part of Uber’s commitment for 50% of rides in seven key European countries to be in an EV by 2025.
Customers will even have the option of selecting the option to ride in a zero-emission EV when booking their trip.
Uber aims to be a pure EV mobility platform by 2030.
“We will use our leadership in electromobility to help Uber’s partner drivers make the switch to BEVs and help electrify their customers’ journeys in Europe,” said Hyundai Motor Europe CEO Michael Cole.
There are promotional benefits too, he added. “This agreement also gives Hyundai the opportunity to showcase the benefits of our Ionic Electric and Kona Electric models to an even wider range of people.”
Uber EMEA regional manager Anabel Diaz said the company is “making it easier and more affordable for drivers to switch to one of Hyundai’s leading electric models.
“Professional drivers such as those on the Uber app will be the early mass adopters of electric vehicles, which will help to drive the mass market in the years to come.”