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Uber commits to net zero targets and signs a deal with BP on charging hubs in London


Uber commits to net zero targets and signs a deal with BP on charging hubs in London

Uber will aim to become zero-emissions across its entire platform by 2040, encompassing 10,000 cities that it operates in. Source: Edie

The company will invest $800m to enable hundreds of thousands of drivers across Europe, the US and Canada to switch to a zero-emission vehicle. By 2025, 50% of the kilometres driven on Uber’s platform across Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris will be via zero-emission vehicles.

Uber's EV commitment in Europe will save approximately 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions - the equivalent to removing the CO2 emissions of 275,000 privately-owned cars from the roads.

In the UK, Uber has signed a deal with BP to give drivers access to charging hubs in London. Uber Pro drivers will be discounted through monthly memberships to BP’s Chargemaster Polar network that consists of more than 7,000 charging points.

We are pleased to be working with Uber to help to enable their partner-drivers to start the transition to a fully electric ride. We look forward to expanding our collaboration in other locations across Europe and the globe. With bp’s ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to net zero, we want to play our part in electrifying fleets and helping cities deliver on their own low carbon commitments.

Richard Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Future Mobility and Solutions, BP’s

The company has also set up new strategic partnerships with carmakers Renault and Nissan to give drivers access to electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe.

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