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Your city, our commitment

Uber strives to be a zero-emission and low-packaging-waste platform by 2040.

Millions of trips a day, zero emissions and a shift to sustainable packaging

That's our commitment to every person on the planet, and we'll do everything in our power to get there. The path will be electric and shared. It will involve buses, trains, bicycles and scooters. It will mean helping people move, order meals and send items using options that are more sustainable. These changes won't come easily, and they will take work and time to achieve. But we have a plan to get there, and we want you to come along for the trip.


Announced global commitment to becoming a zero-emission mobility platform.


Expanded global commitment to include zero-emission delivery trips and promote the transition to more-sustainable packaging options.


Hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to electric vehicles (EVs) through our Green Future programme, with 50% of kilometres in EVs in key European cities.

80% of restaurant orders with Uber Eats across European and Asia Pacific cities have transitioned from single-use plastics to reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging options.


Uber is operating as a zero-emission mobility platform in the US, Canada and European cities.

100% of Uber Eats restaurant merchants transition to reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging options globally.


100% of trips and deliveries globally are in zero-emission vehicles or take place through micromobility or public transit.

Partnering to fight climate change

Globally, Uber has struck a number of industry-first partnerships to make it easier and more affordable for drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and lower their operating costs.

In the UK, Uber and BP Chargemaster have announced a partnership to give drivers who use the Uber app access to discounts when using the BP charging network and when installing smart Homecharge charging points. From autumn 2020, drivers have been able to access Uber-dedicated charging points at a series of rapid charging hubs that BP is rolling out. The first EV charging hub opened in Westminster in London.

We’re also collaborating with leading electric car manufacturers. Our partnership with Nissan supports the introduction of all-electric Nissan LEAFs for drivers who use the Uber app.

Meanwhile, vehicle vendor partners Otto and Weflex ensure Uber drivers can use the money they've accumulated through the Clean Air Plan to rent, lease or buy their new EV – whatever their preference.

All these steps come in addition to participation in Optimise Prime – a multi-year trial with world-leading companies such as Centrica, Royal Mail and Hitachi. This project, part funded by Ofgem and Innovate UK, is the world’s largest commercial battery electric vehicle (BEV) trial and will help ensure charging infrastructure is available where it is needed, in the right quantities, without putting stress on the grid.

Helping drivers to go electric

Drivers are leading the way towards a greener future, and Uber is committed to supporting them. Globally, our Green Future programme provides access to resources valued at $800 million to help hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to fully electric vehicles by 2025 in Europe, the US and Canada.

Our Clean Air Plan for London has already brought this to life in the UK, offering support for drivers using the Uber app in London to switch to an electric vehicle, in line with our commitment to be fully electric in the capital by 2025. We have also invested £5 million to have EV chargers installed in areas where they are most needed.

With the introduction of Uber Green, our 100% electric ride option, we aim to further support and encourage drivers making the switch to EV.

Offering more ways to ride green

We’re committed to providing sustainable, shared alternatives to the personal car.

  • Uber Green

    Drivers are already offering 100% electric rides throughout Greater London, helping to reduce emissions in the capital. We’re planning to expand this product to other cities as soon as possible.

  • Public Transport

    Riders can now plan their public transport journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions right in the Uber app.

  • Bikes or Scooters

    We’ve integrated e-bikes and e-scooters with Lime into the Uber app across 170+ cities globally, with plans to expand micro-mobility options.

  • Clean Air Plan

    Launched with the bold aim of transitioning every driver using the Uber app in London to an electric car by 2025, the plan has raised more than £145 million to support drivers to make the switch and has seen 1.5 million trips taken in EVs.


Helping merchants access more sustainable packaging

To address single-use-plastic waste and its effects on the environment, we're committed to supporting the transition of restaurant merchants to recyclable, compostable and reusable packaging. We'll help merchants with this transition in every city where we do business through a combination of discounts, incentives and advocacy – with the goals of ending all unnecessary plastic waste from Uber Eats restaurant deliveries by 2030 and eliminating emissions on deliveries by 2040.

Partnering to fight climate change

Uber is bringing our innovation, technology and talent to the fight against climate change. We're partnering with NGOs, advocacy groups and environmental justice organisations to help expedite a clean and equitable energy transition. We're teaming up with experts, vehicle manufacturers, charging network providers, EV and e-bike rental fleets, and utility companies to help drivers gain affordable access to green vehicles and charging infrastructure. We're also working with suppliers of recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging to enable restaurant merchants to access quality packaging at reduced prices.

Our collaborators and partners

Charging infrastructure


Electric vehicles


Sustainable packaging


Making transparency a priority

Progress starts with taking a serious look at where we stand today and sharing results to drive accountability.

ESG Report

Uber's environmental, social and governance (ESG) report shows how we help make real life easier to navigate for everyone with core business and social impact activities.

Climate assessment and performance report

Our climate assessment and performance report analyses the nearly 4 billion trips taken on our platform in the US and Canada from 2017 to 2019. Uber is the only mobility company to assess and publish real-world sustainability data.

Sparking electrification in Europe

Uber is accelerating its commitment to sustainability in Europe and around the world. Helping drivers in Europe make a fair transition to electric vehicles is a critical first step. Uber can’t make this change alone. Read the SPARK! report to learn about our approach as a company and how we hope to partner with carmakers, charging companies and policymakers to help make this a reality.

Science Based Targets initiative

Uber joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to help ensure accountability and rigor in our push to become a zero-emission platform. The SBTi defines best practices in target setting and independently assesses and approves progress.

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Frequently asked questions

  • As we outline in our Climate Assessment and Performance Report, our goal is a 35-45% reduction of the carbon intensity of trips across the US and Canada by 2025, an 80-100% reduction by 2030, and a 100% reduction by 2040.

  • As our CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, mentioned in his letter announcing Uber’s commitment to become a zero-emission platform, we want to be part of cities’ efforts to build back better and make fewer private cars, clean air, and diverse mobility options part of everyday life. We want to introduce new products, programs, and commitments to align with cities’ efforts around long-term sustainability.

  • Uber Eats is committed to facilitating a more sustainable future, both when it comes to modes of delivery and when working with restaurants and merchants on food packaging. In 2019 we introduced opt-in requests for straws, utensils, and other serving items when you place your order. Since we launched this feature last fall, 45 million users globally have taken advantage of it and opted out of receiving cutlery.

  • Drivers on our platform are already more likely to choose fuel-efficient vehicles because the cost of maintenance is lower. With climate change being the pressing issue of our generation, our hope is that drivers will see an opportunity to play a part in accelerating emissions reduction on our platform. Based on research, we know that the economic barriers to transitioning to an EV are high. That’s why we’re creating a new framework under the Green Future program—to reduce barriers to accessing EVs and create opportunities to earn a little extra—that adds to drivers’ bottom line per trip when using a hybrid or zero-emission vehicle.

  • Our vision is global, but we build locally, and EV policies vary widely from region to region. That’s why:

    • We will do this as part of the French Clean Air Plan starting in Paris, and we’re matching the amount set aside for drivers from riders
    • The London Clean Air Plan set aside per-trip money from riders that can be used by drivers who were active between 16 January 2019 and 14 March 2022 to purchase an EV
    • In the US and Canada, we believe we can accelerate the transition to EV adoption quicker by increasing the earnings incentives created by demand for Uber Green trips, and by lowering the costs of acquiring and charging an EV
  • Our goal is to introduce zero-emission trips in as many places as possible. However, as we move forward on our 2025, 2030, and 2040 commitments, we need to start in cities and communities where we can make the biggest impact based on our platform’s footprint and the unique conditions of operations. Starting with the principles in our commitment, every market where Uber is available will be taking bold steps to develop locally relevant strategies that move in parallel with our commitments.

This site and the related Climate Assessment and Performance Report, SPARK! Report and the Environmental, Social and Governance Report contain forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations and goals, which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated. For more information, please see our reports.