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The Clean Air Plan—Helping London go electric

October 22, 2018 / United Kingdom

We’re determined to play our part in tackling air pollution across London. The Clean Air Plan, announced yesterday by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, is designed to support the Mayor’s vision to make the city a healthier place to live.
From early next year, a ‘clean air fee’ of 15p per mile will be included on every trip booked through the Uber app in London - every penny of which will go towards helping drivers to upgrade into an electric vehicle as well as other clean air initiatives. On an average trip in London, this will mean a clean air fee of around 45p.
A diesel scrappage scheme aimed at removing 1,000 of the most polluting cars from London’s roads will also launch early next year. The first 1,000 people in London to scrap a pre-Euro 4 diesel vehicle and provide an official scrappage certificate will receive up to £1,500 of credit to spend on Uber or uberPOOL rides.
As we move towards our aim for all cars on the app to be fully electric in London in 2025, we anticipate the first 20,000 drivers upgrading to electric vehicles by the end of 2021.
We are in talks with leading manufacturers of electric vehicles about ways they can also help drivers wishing to go electric.
Every driver using the app in London will be able to get assistance to help them move into an electric car. The amount of support drivers will receive towards the cost of an electric vehicle will be based on the number of miles they have driven on the app. For example, a driver using the app for an average of 40 hours per week could expect around £3,000 of support towards an EV in two years’ time and £4,500 in three years.
We expect to raise more than £200m to support drivers transitioning to electric vehicles over the next few years.

Dedicated to a cleaner London

Along with helping drivers upgrade to an EV, we’re also working closely with leading suppliers to find ways to grow London’s charging network.
  • We’ve already partnered with ChargePoint to provide a number of rapid charging stations in central London to existing drivers of electric vehicles.
  • We’ve also teamed up with leading home charging suppliers who can provide more affordable charging options to drivers using our app.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. The Plan is aimed at helping to tackle some of the key challenges drivers face in upgrading to cleaner vehicles.

Still have questions?

If you do have any questions and feedback on the Plan, please visit our Clean Air FAQ