Hertz and Uber announced an expansion of their partnership to provide 25,000 additional electric vehicles for rent to Uber drivers across Europe. This builds upon their previous program, which began in the United States in 2021 and aims to increase the number of electric vehicles in their fleets. As part of the program, Uber drivers in Europe will be able to rent Tesla or Polestar EVs for $260 per week to use for their ridesharing service.
“By making EVs available to rideshare drivers, we will not only contribute to reducing emissions in European cities but also expand opportunities for people to experience the benefits of electrification,” said Stephen Scherr, Hertz CEO. “As Hertz invests to create one of the largest EV fleets globally, our Uber partnership will ensure that we continue to lead in the rapidly-changing mobility landscape across Europe.”
Uber drivers in London and other European capitals will soon be able to rent electric vehicles (EVs) for use in ride-sharing. The rental program will begin later this month, however, no pricing information has been released yet.
The company did say, however, that pricing “will be competitive with other rentals currently offered through Uber partners in the U.K.,” and that the program includes insurance and maintenance, per Reuters.
Uber drivers in the UK will soon have the option to rent electric vehicles (EVs) through a new partnership with Polestar and Tesla. The program will include the Polestar 2 and the Tesla Model 3, and will expand to cities like Paris and Amsterdam in 2023.
This move towards EVs aligns with Uber’s pledge to phase out vehicles powered by internal combustion engines by 2030. The company also offers incentives for EV drivers, including an extra dollar per trip and discounted charging rates.
“Climate change is the most urgent global challenge which we must all tackle together – now is the time to accelerate,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO. “Expanding our partnership with Hertz into Europe will significantly boost our transition to zero-emissions, helping drivers reduce running costs and cleaning up urban transport.”