Uber Wants its London Vehicles to be All-Electric by 2025

Uber Wants its London Vehicles to be All-Electric by 2025

By the middle of next decade, the Uber you catch in Britain could sound like a golf cart – the international ride-sharing service wants to make all vehicles in London electric by 2025.

Uber made the announcement Tuesday, and to fund the change, the company plans to add a 15 pence-per-mile ($0.19) “clean air fee.” This will supposedly raise more than £200m ($260 million), which will allow 20,000 Uber drivers to go electric by 2021, and all of them should be electric four years later.

"The mayor of London has set out a bold vision to tackle air pollution in the capital and we're determined to do everything we can to back it," Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.

This comes right as Uber acquired Jump Bikes in a move to bring electric bicycles to Europe, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged £106 million ($138.5 million) towards innovative green battery, vehicle, and refuelling technology. Clearly, the momentum on the other side of the pond is trending electric.

Read more here: https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/412695-uber-plans-to-go-all-electric-by-2025-in-london