Together on the road to zero emissions
Uber changed the way the world moves. And we’re committed to changing the way movement is powered. That’s why we’re committed to becoming a zero-emission mobility platform in Australia by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transport or with micromobility (bikes and scooters); a goal that can only be achieved by working together.
Since July 2021, we’ve halved the service fee for new and existing battery electric vehicle drivers to help them offer more sustainable transport.
In the first 12 months, the results have been phenomenal. The number of drivers using EVs on the platform has almost quadrupled, with 5 times as many EV trips being taken now than before we launched the initiative. That equates to over 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved in the 12-month period alone.
500 tonnes of CO2 is almost the equivalent of;
- 16,000 trees planted
- 98 homes' electricity for a year
- 61 million smartphones charged
Helping you go electric
Drivers like you are leading the way towards a greener future, and Uber is committed to supporting you. We know there’s a long way to go here, but together we can accelerate EV adoption in Australia. Here are some of the steps to supercharge your journey:
Encouraging the use of battery-electric vehicles
Be one of the first 2,500 driver-partners to upload a battery electric vehicle to the Uber platform and take at least one trip using that vehicle to enjoy a 50% reduction on Uber’s service fee until 30 June 2025, helping you earn more on trips.
Please note, this offer does not include hybrid models, and the service fee is capped at $3,500 per financial year(1 July-30 June) per driver.
We’re also limiting this to the first 2,500 driver-partners on the Uber app or who upload a battery electric vehicle to our platform, and who continue to take EV trips.
This will include existing EV driver-partners who have taken a trip with a battery electric vehicle since 1 April 2022.
Supporting the Federal Government’s commitment to accelerating EV adoption
The 2022 Federal election demonstrated that Australians want action on climate and sustainability. We want to work with the Government, vehicle manufacturers and key stakeholders in the industry to accelerate the rate of EV adoption across Australia, so that together we can create a more sustainable future.
Find out more about the actions we’re taking for a greener future from Uber Australia General Manager, Dom Taylor.
Vehicle Discounts and Offers
If you’re thinking about making the switch, check out some of our partner's EV offerings here:
Rent an EV from Europcar for only $30.13 per day*
Victorian drivers can now rent an Electric Vehicle from Europcar for as little as $30.13 per day. Why electric? Save on fuel, reduce your emissions and earn more with Uber's reduced service fee for driver-partners who drive a full battery EV.
Rent-To-Own a brand-new Tesla from Splend from $590 per week*
NSW drivers can now rent-to-own the Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus from Splend. Enjoy the EV experience and earn more with Uber’s reduced service fee for driver-partners who drive a full battery EV.
Frequently asked questions
- Which vehicles will be eligible? How will driver-partners register for the reduced service fee?
Any battery electric vehicle which also meets our other vehicle requirements, such as our 5 star ANCAP rating, will be eligible for a reduced service fee.
- When will Uber Green launch?
We need to make sure we have enough electric vehicles and plug in hybrids on the platform to ensure riders who are willing to pay more for a green ride, can get one, in their city. As soon as we can do that in a city, we’ll look to launch Uber Green.
- Is this type of Green service fee reduction something you’ve done in other markets?
We take different approaches in different markets based on local conditions. For example, in London, we charged a ‘clean air fee’ of 15p per mile on every trip booked through the Uber app in London to help drivers transition to electric vehicles. We’ve designed this approach to help get closer to our goal of being a zero emissions platform by 2040.