Uber to electrify 50% in 7 European cities by 2025
Uber indicated that it will provide at least 50% emission-free rides in 7 European capitals by 2025 and it targets to transform 100% electric. The capitals including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid, and Paris. Those cities represent more than 80% of Uber’s European business.
Uber has also made a partnership with Renault and Nissan to help with its electrification efforts in Europe. The partnership will offer Uber drivers Renault and Nissan electric vehicles which includes Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF as well as future EVs. It also launches joint marketing and education plans to promote the electric vehicle offers and benefits to Uber’s partner drivers,” including test drive offers.
It is also planning to extend its pilot program in the United Kingdom to France by the end of 2020 and also in the Netherlands, Portugal, and other markets. Uber has pledged to clean up its act in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris in response to the “TrueCostOfUber” campaign which urged it to leave the ICE vehicles and replace them with electric cars.
Uber’s EV commitment in Europe will save approximately 500,000 tonnes of climate-wrecking carbon dioxide emissions which is equal to the removal of CO2 emissions of 275,000 privately owned cars from the roads.
William Todts, executive director of the European NGO Transport & Environment said “People across Europe are sick of pollution and congestion. Shared electric mobility is key to solving these problems. And the right place to start is with high-mileage drivers who’ll benefit first from cheaper-to-run, clean electric vehicles,”
In Europe, electric cars emit almost 3 times fewer carbon emissions when compared to petrol or diesel cars.
“The EU Commission has a key role to play here. Tighter vehicle CO2 standards will help increase the offer of attractive and affordable electric cars, making it easy for Europeans to go emissions-free. If we want clean air, a healthy planet and lower fuel bills, this is exactly what we need to do,” said William Todts.
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