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Electric cars will make up 100% of Uber fleet by 2030 in US

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All EV come 2030.

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Angela Lang

Ride-hailing service Uber promises that every ride taken in US, Canadian and European cities will be completed in an electric vehicle come 2030. By 2040, the business vows to become a totally zero-emissions platform around the globe. Uber delivered its goals in a Tuesday announcement from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who said the the company desires to drive a “green recovery” in a global after the coronavirus pandemic.

While the 2040 goal is just a ways off, the goal to own all-electric fleets for trips in US and Canadian cities by 2030 isn’t. Uber said it plans to commit $800 million to help its drivers transition to electric cars this decade. And on that news, General Motors wants to make it even easier. The automaker said in a different announcement it will offer employee pricing on a brand new Chevrolet Bolt EV for eligible Uber drivers. The employee pricing also works with an $8,500 national rebate Chevy currently runs for the electric car, and that is before any state and local tax credits for purchasing an EV. GM no longer qualifies for a full federal tax credit.

GM also said it will provide a 20% discount on EV accessories, such as at-home charging equipment, for eligible buyers.

Uber added it will expand access to Uber Green — its intra-platform service to hail a ride in a power or hybrid vehicle, plus it will invest further in its network to provide options other than personal vehicles. Aside from 100% EV fleets in US cities, Khosrowshahi said Uber aims to be net-zero emissions at the organization level by 2030 as well.

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