Uber wants to go fully electric by 2040. The company has pledged $800 (€677) million until 2025 to help its drivers switch to EVs. Uber currently has around 5 million drivers worldwide.
Ambitions are even higher for the US, Canada and Europe, where Uber wants all its vehicles to be zero-emission by 2030 already – an acceleration possible thanks to the regulations and infrastructure already in place in those regions.
The ride-hailing giant said it would offer discounts on vehicles bought or leased from partnering OEMs to promote the introduction of EVs into its global fleet. Uber already has deals to that effect with GM, and with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.
Uber is also working with global charging providers (including EVgo and BP) to provide discounts and expand the charging network, specifically for the ride-hailing industry.