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Uber wants all of its London drivers using EVs by 2025

Uber wants all of its London drivers using EVs by 2025

The first 1,000 people to hand over a diesel vehicle with a pre-Euro 4 emissions standard will be given £1,500 in Uber credit.

That same deadline also applies to a complete ban on diesel vehicles across all rides available through the app. Uber intends to roll out both measures across the rest of the 40 United Kingdom towns and cities in which it operates by 2022.

Uber intends to switch its entire London-based fleet to electric vehicles by 2025, the company announced today (8 September).

So, we're glad to hear that Uber has determined to play its part in tackling air pollution across the UK.

Uber will start charging users of its taxi hailing app a clean air fee to support its plans to ban drivers from using vehicles that are not a hybrid or fully electric in London from 2020.

"Londoners already know many cars on our app are hybrids, but we want to go much further and go all electric in the capital", he said. "Londoners already know many cars on our app are hybrids, but we want to go much further and go all electric in the capital", said Fred Jones, Uber's head of United Kingdom cities, in a press release.

Uber is looking to get in line with London's forthcoming transport rules regarding the use of zero emissions vehicles for private hire auto service in the city.

Uber said on Friday that it will help its drivers who want to switch to greener cars with a more than 150 million-pound ($197 million) fund, paying up to 5,000 pounds per upgrade from a petrol or diesel vehicle.

The company will kick off the fund with an initial £2 million ($2.6 million) contribution, and will add a surcharge of 35p (46 cents) to every ride booked through its app within the capital.

"But pollution from cars is as much about climate change as it is about air quality".

A lot of this world's urban agglomerations (particularly in Europe, where diesel engines on passenger cars were allowed to proliferate) are accusing very high levels of air pollution due to the heavy traffic. "To bring down our carbon emissions, and achieve our Paris Agreement goals, companies and the UK Government need to move beyond conventional hybrids, which offer limited benefits, and focus on plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles".


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