Uber Green guide – Work more efficiently with an electric car

What is Uber Green? London
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Uber Green is finally here – a way for drivers of electric PCO cars to get ahead of the competition, and an important milestone in Uber’s aim to upgrade their London fleet to 100% electric cars.

Context: Uber aims to become the first rideshare provider in the world that uses only electric cars. The rideshare giant wants to achieve the ambitious target by 2040 globally, but they want to make the switch in London much sooner, by 2025, so the British capital can set an example for the rest of the world.

 
We’ve presented the Clean Air Plan a while back, which supports this goal by subsidising EV prices at electric vehicle partners, making it easier for rideshare drivers to upgrade to an electric car.

You can think of Uber Green as the next step, in which Uber rewards drivers that have made the switch by giving them an advantage over their competitors that are still driving cars with an internal combustion engine.

What is Uber Green?

Uber Green is an option within the Uber passenger app that allows riders to call a 100% electric car instead of a diesel, petrol, or even hybrid, to help keep London’s air cleaner – at no extra cost.

What are the benefits of Uber Green?

If you’re driving an electric car for rideshare, Uber Green gives you an advantage over the competition. It gives passengers a simple choice to make: to pollute London’s air or not on their next ride. They pay the same fare, have the same convenience, so it’s not a difficult decision, really.

The advantages don’t end there, though, as for the whole of 2021, they’ll reduced the service fee to 15% to every Uber Green trip, so

you’ll not only get more rides with Uber Green, but you’ll also earn more.

Who can accept Uber Green trips?

In order to become eligible for Uber Green trips, you have to drive a fully electric car.

Where is Uber Green available?

Uber Green is currently available in London, for journeys starting in Zone 1. The trip’s destination can be anywhere, but the journey must start here. When using the Uber app in Zone 1, riders have the possibility to choose Uber Green the same way they’d book an UberX.

Zone 1 covers the West End, the Holborn district, Kensington, Paddington and the City of London, as well as Old Street, Angel, Pimlico, Tower Gateway, Aldgate East, Euston, Vauxhall, Elephant & Castle, Borough, London Bridge, Earl’s Court, Marylebone, Edgware Road, Lambeth North and Waterloo.

Where is Uber Green available?

Uber is planning to expand this product to all of London, as well as other cities in the near future.

 

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Balazs Szekely

Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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