Uber pledges All-Electric Fleet by 2040 (Zero Emission)
Uber is going green: The ride-share firm this week revealed plans to become a zero-emission platform by 2040, with a goal of 100 percent electric vehicles in North America and Europe by 2030.
"In fact, we believe we can achieve this 2030 goal in any major city where we can work with local stakeholders to implement policies that ensure a fair transition to EVs for drivers," Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in a blog announcement. Here is why Uber CEO Threatens Future Shutdown in California?
Is it an Appropriate solution for Global Climate Crisis:
Despite a brief respite from carbon emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown, the global climate crisis continues. Khosrowshahi wants to be part of the solution, not the problem. "Instead of going back to business as usual, Uber is taking this moment as an opportunity to reduce our environmental impact," the CEO said. "It's our responsibility as the largest mobility platform in the world to more aggressively tackle the challenge of climate change."
The company's "holistic" approach to reducing emissions focuses on four key actions, including expanding Uber Green to more than 15 US and Canadian cities, where riders can spend $1 extra to request an electric or hybrid vehicle. By the end of this year, Uber Green will be available in more than 65 cities globally.
Not everyone can afford to trade in their gas-guzzling car for an eco-friendly option. This is why Uber has earmarked $800 million to help hundreds of thousands of drivers in the US, Canada, and Europe transition to battery EVs by 2025. Explore more about fleet Outsourcing?
Affordable Access to Green Vehicles and Charging Equipment:
There's even an added incentive: North American battery EV drivers will earn an extra $1.50 for every Uber Green trip they complete.
"As experts remind us, affordable access to green vehicles and charging equipment is paramount to lowering emissions," according to Uber. "That's why we're teaming up with vehicle manufacturers, charging network providers, and EV rental and fleet companies to provide millions of dollars in EV savings to drivers around the world." Read more about Amazon Orders 1,800 Mercedes Electric Vans for European Delivery Partners
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Investments in Multimodel Network:
Further actions include investing in a multimodel network—offering bikes and scooters where possible, expanding non-stop shared rides, partnering with public transit agencies for combined Uber/bus/subway/train journeys—and producing Uber's first Climate Assessment and Performance Report.
"In addition to our platform goals, we're also committed to reaching net-zero emissions from our corporate operations by 2030," Khosrowshahi said. "All told, hitting these goals would put us a decade ahead of Paris Climate Agreement targets." Explore the trendy features of the First Mass-produced All-Electric Car Honda-E
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