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Sustainability

Building a future with more shared and active mobility and cleaner, happier cities.

Our goal is to make every journey a shared one. When we help more people move with fewer, fuller, and more efficient cars, we may help save fuel, improve air quality, and increase a transportation system’s efficiency with each trip. Just what our cities need.

THE CHALLENGE

How do we help reduce transportation’s immense carbon footprint?

Globally, emissions from personal car–dominated transportation can account for one-fifth to two-thirds of a city’s carbon footprint. Such emissions can also cause half or more of urban air pollution around the world. We have to do better.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

Trips at a glance

Ridesharing makes it easier to reach more underserved areas and helps encourage a future with more hybrid and electric vehicles, which could help reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality around the world.

2 million drivers provide transportation for 65 million riders on Uber

Around 15 million Uber trips happen each day

20% of all trips are UberPool trips in cities where it is available

Shared trips can be more sustainable trips

Pooling makes a difference

More people in fewer, more efficient cars can mean less environmental impact per person. And lower prices offer better access to affordable transit for people in rural and underserved areas, where existing infrastructure doesn’t reach.

Saving resources worldwide

In 2017 alone, drivers served 35 million riders in UberPool and Express Pool trips. If these riders had instead driven by themselves, cities might have seen an additional 314 million vehicle miles and 82,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Cleaner air in London

The air quality in the world’s largest cities is a growing problem that affects us all. That’s why we announced a Clean Air Plan in the UK with a series of measures for drivers, riders, and cities.

Our goal for London

It’s a big one: by the end of 2025, we’ve set ourselves the goal of making every car on the app in London fully electric.

To help reach the goal, we’re offering cash incentives for drivers to go hybrid

A clean air fee of 15 pence per mile will be added to every trip booked through the Uber app in London, every penny of which will go toward helping drivers upgrade into an electric vehicle and to other clean-air initiatives.

Going Green

Green is our new pilot project that offers rides in all-electric or hybrid cars in select cities.

Paris goes Green

Lisbon goes Green