Uber promises to be net zero company by 2040
Published September 22, 2020
Uber has made a commitment that all its rides will take place in zero emission vehicles by 2040.
Uber ultimately aims to become zero emissions across the 10,000 cities that it operates in. By 2025, 50% of the kilometres of Uber’s journeys in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid, and Paris will be in zero emission vehicles.
By 2030, Uber promises that 100 percent of rides will take place in electric vehicles in European, US, and Canadian cities. In addition, Uber pledged to reach net zero emissions from their corporate operations by 2030.
In 2019 alone, London drivers completed more than one million journeys in electric vehicles. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has also announced that Uber will commit $800m in resources to help drivers transition to EVs by 2025.
The company has launched Uber Green in cities across the US and Canada. It aims for this to be available in more than 65 cities globally by the end of 2020. The scheme enables riders to request to ride in an EV or hybrid vehicle for a small additional charge.
Drivers who drive EVs or hybrids in the US and Canada will receive an extra $0.50 directly from the rider on every Uber Green trip completed.