Ride-hailing giant Uber has availed more clean mobility options for its riders in 2021. The move is a follow-up to the promise made by the company last year to aggressively tackle the challenge of climate change.
To expand green mobility, Uber is bringing its Uber Green, its EV and hybrid ride option, to more than 1,400 new North American cities and towns. Among the cities getting this service are: Washington D.C., Austin, Calgary, Houston, Miami, New York City, Tucson, and Winnipeg. For the drivers, Uber will be giving out an extra $0.50 directly from a $1 rider surcharge for every Uber Green trip completed, while another $0.50 will go towards supporting EV adoption.
The company is also integrating Uber Green into Uber Pass. So, Uber Pass members will get a 10% discount on their Uber Green trips.
Uber has announced new partnerships with vehicle manufacturers charging network providers, and EV rental and fleet companies to help drivers access more savings and make an equitable transition to electric vehicles.
The ride-hailing behemoth has also joined Tesla and other companies to launch the Zero Emissions Transportation Association (ZETA), a new organization advocating for national policies that will enable 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030. Additionally, Uber joined the Climate Pledge.