Mobile taxi aggregator Uber is going to use only electric cars in the USA, Canada, and Europe by 2030. Information about this appeared on the company's website.
When two-thirds of the world's population was quarantined in early April, carbon emissions fell 17 percent from last year. Rather than returning to its business, as usual, Uber has made the decision to reduce its negative impact on the environment, it said in a statement.
By 2040, the aggregator aims to be a zero-emission company, with 100 percent of its travels on sustainable modes of transport. By 2030, Uber plans to implement this in the US, Canada, and Europe.
The company will provide $800 million to help hundreds of thousands of drivers switch to electric vehicles by 2025. Those who agree to use hybrid cars or electric cars will be charged a premium of $0.5-1.5 for each trip (depending on the region and type of car).
The company has already launched Uber Green in 15 cities in the US and Canada. Passengers can opt for a more environmentally friendly vehicle for a dollar surcharge. By the end of the year, the company intends to expand the program to 65 cities around the world.