BREAKING: Uber To Stop Using Diesel Cars By 2019
Taxi hailing giant, Uber has joined the auto revolution.
So, if you are Uber’s driver partner, you need to get ready.
By the end of 2019, the company will stop using diesel cars in London and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then.
The taxi app announced this on Friday.
Already, around half of all the journey miles completed in the British capital are undertaken with greener vehicles on the lower-cost UberX service.
Several carmakers have announced plans in recent months to electrify a large proportion of their new cars, with Volvo becoming the first major carmaker to set a date for phasing out vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine.
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Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040.
Countries such as France and cities like Madrid, Mexico City and Athens also have announced similar plans.
Uber, which has about 40,000 London drivers, said it will only offer electric or hybrid models on UberX by the turn of the decade and plans to do the same by 2022 nationwide.
“Air pollution is a growing problem and we’re determined to play our part in tackling it with this bold plan,” said Uber’s Head of UK Cities, Fred Jones.
“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 added.