Together on the road to zero emissions
Uber changed the way the world moves. And we’re committed to changing the way the world moves forward. That’s why we’re announcing our commitment to becoming a zero-emission platform in US and Canadian cities as well as in major global cities where we can ensure a fair transition for drivers, by 2030—a goal that can only be achieved by working together.
Helping you go electric
Drivers like you are leading the way toward a greener future, and Uber is committed to supporting you. That’s why we’re launching the Green Future program, to provide access to resources valued at $800 million to help hundreds of thousands of drivers like you transition to battery electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025.
If you’re thinking about making the switch, here are some ways we can help you:
Zero Emissions incentive
By signing up for the incentive, drivers with battery EVs can make an extra $1¹ on every Uber trip, up to $4,000 annually, until September 30, 2021. Terms and conditions apply.
We’re launching Uber Green, a low-emission ride option that connects riders with drivers using hybrid and fully electric vehicles. Eligible drivers of low-emission vehicles automatically get $0.50 extra directly from riders in each Uber Green trip.
Note: Uber Green is available in certain cities only. In those cities, service will be available from 6am to 9pm. Availability may be additionally limited outside of downtown areas to start.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the Zero Emissions incentive?
Drivers of fully electric vehicles are eligible for the Zero Emissions incentive, which lets them earn an extra $1 on every Uber trip (up to $4,000 annually).¹
The Zero Emissions incentive program will be valid from 4am local time on September 21, 2020, until 3:59am local time on September 20, 2021, in the US and Canada. Eligible drivers can earn a maximum of $4,000 in 12 months.
- What are the eligibility criteria?
Drivers with battery electric vehicles (EVs) or other zero-emission vehicles are eligible for this incentive in the US and Canada.² Hybrids and plug-in hybrids are not eligible.
At least 90% of all trips need to be completed with the eligible vehicle (if you have multiple vehicles).
The offer applies to completed trips on these products (as available in your region): UberX, UberXL, Uber Comfort, Uber Select, Uber Assist, Uber WAV, and Uber Pool. The promotion also applies to Uber Eats deliveries, except in California.
- How do I opt in?
Once you add an eligible vehicle to your account, you’ll receive an email from Uber with a link to opt in. The Zero Emissions incentive program will be valid from 4am local time on September 21, 2020, until 3:59am local time on September 20, 2021. Drivers can opt in at any time during this period. Eligible drivers who opt in by 11:59pm local time on September 14, 2020, will start receiving the offer at 4am local time on September 21, 2020.
After September 14, eligible drivers who opt in before 11:59pm local time on a Monday will start receiving the offer at 4am the following Monday.
- Will I still be eligible to receive the regular weekly incentives (such as Boost and Quest)?
No. By signing up for the Zero Emissions incentive, you won’t be eligible for other promotions. You can always switch back to general incentives by writing to Support. Your incentives will be updated within a week.
- What are the eligibility criteria?
To receive Uber Green trip requests, you need to drive a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV).
All EVs and hybrids must still meet Uber’s vehicle requirements. For example, the Toyota Mirai has only 4 seat belts, so it’s not eligible for Uber Green.
- Do I need to opt in?
No. If your car is eligible and Uber Green is in your city, you’re automatically opted in to Uber Green.
- How do I opt out?
If your vehicle is eligible but you’d like to opt out of receiving Uber Green trips, you may do so in the Trip Planner section of the Driver app, under Driver Preferences.
- Will I make more money?
On average, you’ll make the same amount or more than on UberX, and you will continue to receive regular UberX trip requests as well as Uber Green trip requests.
Eligible drivers get $0.50 extra directly from each Uber Green trip. For the same route and similar times, you’ll make more than on UberX. But it’s possible that you have to drive longer to get to your passenger. In these cases, the $0.50 will ensure that you’re not making less than with UberX.
Riders will pay a $1 fee on each Uber Green trip; half will go directly to the driver of that trip, and the other half will go toward the Green Future program. This program will help hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to battery electric vehicles by 2025.
- What are the details of the discount?
GM is offering all eligible drivers in Canada¹ an exclusive saving on the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Please visit your local participating Chevrolet dealership or call 1 (866) 987-3743 to learn more and ask about additional available offers.
- Must be a Canadian resident and an active driver with Uber and provide an eligible one-time discount code. Offer subject to change. Must take new retail delivery by 6/30/2021. Not available with some other offers.
¹The Zero Emissions incentive program will be valid from 4am local time on September 21, 2020 until 3:59am local time on September 20, 2021. Drivers can opt in at any time during this period. Drivers who opt in by 11:59pm local time on September 14, 2020 will start receiving the offer at 4am local time on September 21, 2020. Drivers who sign up for the Zero Emissions incentive won’t be eligible for other promotions. To be eligible for the Zero Emissions incentive, at least 90% of all trips need to be completed with a battery electric vehicle, for drivers with more than one vehicle. You can earn a maximum of $4,000 in 12 months. Uber reserves the right to withhold or deduct payments in the event of error, suspected fraud, illegality, or violation of driver terms or these terms. Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and without notice.
²This offer is available for a limited time only. Uber is not responsible for the products or services offered by other companies, or for the terms and conditions (including financial terms) under which those products and services are offered.