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.
We’ve presented the Clean Air Plan a while back, which supports this goal by subsidising EV prices at electric vehicle partners such as Splend, 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.
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.
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.
In order to become eligible for Uber Green trips, you have to drive a fully electric car.
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.
Uber is planning to expand this product to all of London, as well as other cities in the near future.
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