Article By Richard Aucock

Uber launches EV option for Londoners

Londoners in Zone 1 can now request an electric vehicle at no extra cost from within the app, as part of the ride-hailing firm’s plan to go pure EV by 2030

Uber is now offering customers the opportunity to hail a pure EV for the first time as part of its plan to go fully electric.

The ride-hailing app is letting Londoners in Zone 1 request an electric car – at no extra cost.

What’s more, Uber drivers will receive a higher fare per trip.

Uber wants to become fully EV in London by 2025, and across the UK by 2030.

The company is helping drivers buy an electric car by collecting an extra 15p per mile for every journey in London. This cash then goes directly to drivers to help them make the switch.

It has raised over £125 million so far, with more than 3 million trips in a pure EV already.

In early 2020, Uber signed a deal with Nissan to make 2,000 Leaf EVs available to drivers.

“With cities beginning to open up once again, we have a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive a green recovery by ensuring that every car on the Uber app in London is fully electric,” said Uber regional general manager Jamie Heywood.

“We continue to partner with drivers to help them make the switch.”

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