On Tuesday (8), Uber announced its carbon-free plan on its partners’ trips around the world. The company determines the goal of making 100% electric car races by 2040. This plan should be completed earlier in the United States, Canada, and Europe, where the company plans to distribute fossil fuels by 2030.
To stimulate switching between drivers, the airline will pay higher prices for those who transport passengers by electric car. Called Uber Green, the additional money has already begun to be paid out in around 15 cities in the US and Canada, and is expected to reach 65 cities in some countries by December. granted through an additional fee charged to the user.
Passengers will be able to choose to pay an extra $ 1 to ensure they go on an electric or hybrid trip. The platform hopes to incentivize users by offering three points in the Uber Reward Loyalty program – instead of doubling it off with regular travel. By contrast, drivers will make an extra $ 0.50 if they have a hybrid car and $ 1.5 if they have an electric car.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said: “We believe we can achieve this 2030 goal in any major city where we can work with local stakeholders to do so. policies to ensure a fair transition to electric cars for drivers ”. “In addition to our fundamental goals, we are also committed to zero emissions from our operations by 2030”.
In its statement, Uber said it would invest $ 800 million by 2025 to help drivers in the US, Canada and Europe switch to electric cars. The company also announced that it will work with automakers such as General Motors, in the US and Canada, and Renault-Nissan, in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, in addition to companies for Car rental and car charging station companies for facilitating change among your partners.
Uber trips pollute more
His decision to use electric cars in his travels comes months after a survey found that traveling on services like Uber creates more pollution than other means of transportation. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), traveling on these platforms on average generates 69% more harmful gases than buses and bicycles.
The problem involves so-called deadheading, a term for the amount of time the driver is driving around waiting for a passenger. The survey also found that instead of replacing private cars, services like Uber are causing people to stop walking, cycling or using public transport.