The Clean Air Plan
From Wednesday 16 January, a clean air fee of 15p per mile will be included on every trip picked up in London (within the M25). The money raised will go towards helping drivers upgrade to an electric vehicle (EV) and other clean air initiatives. Once drivers have an EV, the Clean Air Fee can then be used to support ongoing vehicle costs.
How it works
From Wednesday 16 January, every mile driven during a trip (excluding travel to the pick-up point) will include a 15p Clean Air Fee as part of the recommended fare. You will then be able to apply for assistance towards the costs of upgrading to an EV in the future based on your recommended Clean Air Fees.
For example, a driver using the app for an average of 40 hours per week could apply for around £3,000 of support towards an EV in two years’ time and £4,500 in three years. While a driver who averages 20 hours on the app could apply for around £1,500 in two years and £2,250 in three years.
When can you access the Clean Air Fee?
You’ll be able to apply for EV assistance once you have reached £1,000. We expect this to take around 6-12 months for a driver using the app for an average of 40 hours per week.
Why are we doing this?
We’re committed to playing our part in building cleaner towns and cities. Driving an EV will contribute towards lowering air pollution levels and help you to avoid costs associated with important initiatives in London, including the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Congestion Charging Zone, which will apply to private hire vehicles that don’t meet emission criteria from April 8, 2019.
Tap below for more information about the Clean Air Plan, to explore a range of electric vehicles to buy or lease and learn more about the growing number of charging options available in London.
The Clean Air Plan is subject to the full terms and conditions, which are available here
Frequently asked questions
- How does the Clean Air Plan work?
- What is the Clean Air Fee?
- Why is Uber doing this?
- Who is eligible and what are the requirements?
- How do I apply for EV assistance?
- What electric vehicle deals are available through this Plan?
- What about the previous commitments to remove diesels from the app by end of 2019?
- What happens once I am in an electric vehicle?
- What about the upcoming charges from TfL (ULEZ and Congestion Charge)?
- When will we be launching to other UK cities?
- Will Uber still be accepting non-EVs?
- How is the Clean Air Fee collected?
- What is the tax impact of the Clean Air Plan for a driver?
- What is the impact for VAT-registered drivers?
- How do I check how much EV assistance I can apply for?
- What if I’m a Fleet Partner, or driving for a Fleet Partner?