Our monthly news summary pulls together the latest ridesharing and on-demand driving updates so you’re always on top of your game. Here’s what happened in August.

How can Uber help you get an electric car

Despite its low running costs, purchasing an EV can be expensive at first. Splend is an official Uber Clean Air partner in London and can help you get easier access to an electric car. Use the savings from your Clean Air Fund to own an EV on a flexible, all-inclusive plan at a discounted rate.  

Learn more about Uber Clean Air plan 

Choose the best car for Uber

As a rideshare driver, picking-up the perfect car is not an easy task. There are plenty of options and many aspects you should look into. We made a selection with the best car models for Uber currently — all of them are cost effective, frugal and comfortable. 

Find out which cars are best for Uber now

Find the easiest way to charge your EV in London

EV charging can appear complicated in the first place. Now, thanks to smartphone apps, you have everything you need to know by a click. There is a great variety of EV charging apps in London. They allow you to locate and live check charging points, see fares and access benefits through subscription plans. 

Find out more about the best EV charging apps in London 

Google Maps vs Waze – which one is better for ridesharing?

Driving through city traffic is now much easier with a navigation app by your side. Google Maps and Waze are the undeniable leaders in this area, but deciding which one is better for ridesharing is a tough choice. 

Read more about Google Maps vs Waze

Find everything about the Gatwick drop-off charge

Most London airports have introduced fees for dropping-off passengers. Gatwick is no exception. This fee is included in the ride’s final payment. However, you, as a rideshare driver, have to make sure you pay it on time to avoid getting a fine. 

Learn more about the Gatwick drop-off charge