Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Uber to scrap all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2022

Uber to ditch diesel in London by 2019, go full EV by 2025 Uber Is Making Its Entire London UberX Fleet Hybrid or Electric by 2019
Orlando Vargas | 10 September, 2017, 08:06

The ride-hailing service also announced its long-term plans, by stating that by 2025, it will require all Uber drivers operating in London to be equipped with fully electric or plug-in hybrids.

It said the first 1,000 people in London to scrap a pre-Euro 4 diesel vehicle and provide a certificate will receive £1,500 credit to spend on Uber or UberPool rides.

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

According to the company, London has been given priority in the launching of air pollution mitigation plans, because the city faces a severe challenge from air pollution and toxic vehicle emissions, allegedly causing almost 9,500 deaths per year.

Uber drivers will be banned from using vehicles that are not a hybrid or fully electric in London from 2020, as part of a plan to help tackle illegal levels of air pollution in the capital.

The ban on diesel powered cars will apply to both its UberX drivers and the UberXL service for larger cars.

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Jaguar Land Rover followed Volvo this week by promising to no longer launch new models that are not electrified to some degree, though it will continue selling existing petrol and diesel models. However, with numerous company's drivers already using a variety of hybrid models such as the Toyota Prius, most will already meet the future criteria. Uber has already added 100 Nissan Leafs, the world's most popular electric vehicle, to its London fleet earlier this year. To start with, Uber is making a £2m investment, but is also adding a 35p surcharge for customers taking Uber trips in London, which will be donated to the fund.

Campaigners welcomed the company's initiatives.

A 2015 study conducted by researchers of Kings College London found that dirty air in the city causes almost 9,500 deaths a year.

The company made the announcement in London on Friday, receiving widespread media coverage.

Partly, the incentive will be actually being able to operate in London once the new rules go through.

Published via the Guardian News Feed plugin for WordPress. Licensed drivers using Uber will be eligible for up to £5,000 (about $6,600) to help cover the cost of upgrading to a hybrid or battery-electric vehicle.

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