Uber Welcomes Hong Kong Budget Initiatives to Support the Adaptation of Electric TaxisWritten by
Uber welcomes the measures set out in the 2023-24 Budget to further the city’s effort in building a smart and green city with a focus on electrification of taxis.
“Uber is supportive of the government’s plan to electrify taxis, and the ambition of having 3000 electric taxis by the end of 2027. At Uber, we also see a growing trend of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles on our platform. We are happy to explore with the government and the private sector on potential partnerships that can better support the city’s electrification goal.” said Estyn Chung, General Manager of Uber Hong Kong. Globally, Uber also has a roadmap in place to become a zero emission mobility platform.
Uber is also excited about the recent re-opening of Hong Kong, and the newly announced “Happy Hong Kong” campaign. “Uber has been playing a role in providing a safe and quality e-hailing platform to the community for years. We are ready to help both visitors and Hong Kongers to travel in the city hassle-free. With upfront pricing, in-app support, seamless payment, together with our newly launched product Uber Reserve, we’re confident to provide users of the Uber app with magical ride experiences as they wander around the city.” Estyn added.
As a mobility platform, Uber is fully aware of our role in safeguarding road safety. We strive to enhance road safety through our technology, including a rating system between both drivers and riders, dangerous driving reminders and speeding alerts. To ensure rider’s safety during the trip, we have developed the “emergency assistance button”, in case riders wants to get help, the app will display rider’s location and trip details, so riders can quickly share it with authorities; while “Share my trip” function allows riders to share their trip status with families and friends in real time.
As a strong believer in technology’s power to enhance our daily lives, Uber will continue to innovate new features to better serve the needs of the wider community.