Uber Vows to Use 100% electric vehicles by 2040
The ride-hailing company Uber announced on Tuesday that it will operate 100% electric vehicles by 2040.
Uber took the initiative a step further by committing $800 million to help drivers make the switch to battery-powered vehicles.
The program will offer discounts for vehicles bought or leased from Uber’s partners in the auto industry; General Motors, Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi.
Uber will also offer discounts for charging and a fare surcharge for electric and hybrid vehicles.
This move comes soon after competitor Lyft announced that every vehicle on its platform will be electric by 2030.
A recent study found ride-hail services create around 50% more carbon emissions than private car trips.
Uber and Lyft combined have over 7 million drivers around the world.
Major corporations are making power moves to lower carbon emissions. Hopefully, these programs will push competitors and lawmakers towards more sustainable decisions.