Uber Will Start Paying Drivers Extra to Switch to Electric Vehicles
By Loukia Papadopoulos
A new pilot program by Uber, called the EV Champions Initiative, kicked off today in seven cities across the US and Canada to increase electrical vehicle (EV) adoption. The program will aim to "deliver at least 5 million EV rides over the next year" in Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
“EV Champions brings together two of today’s transportation revolutions: clean electric vehicles and shared-use mobility. We look forward to partnering with Uber to evaluate how the initiative can improve consumer understanding and adoption of EVs," said Giovanni Circella, director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.
Uber quoted studies by the International Transport Forum, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab that found that shared EVs could significantly reduced traffic's climate footprint.
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