Uber: Rides Only In Electric Vehicles By 2030
UBER ADMITS ITS RIDES POLLUTE MORE THAN TYPICAL TRIPS AND PLEDGES TO SWITCH TO ALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES BY 2030
(CNN) – Attention Uber drivers; if you want to keep your gig, you’ve got less than 10 years to buy an electric car.
The ride-hailing service says it will only offer rides in electric vehicles by 2030.
That announcement comes as Uber released a report admitting its vehicles are 41% higher in carbon emissions than an average occupancy vehicle.
A big reason why is because drivers have to drive solo to pick up their passengers, adding miles to each trip.
Most ride hail trips involve only one passenger.
There’s good news for drivers who already have electric vehicles.
They’ll get an extra $1.50 per trip and drivers of hybrids will receive an extra 50 cents for each trip.
Uber’s pledge to go all electric by 2030 comes three months after competitor Lyft made a similar announcement.