Informe de evaluación y desempeño climáticos de Uber
The environmental impact of trips served by Uber’s platform matters. It’s our responsibility to measure that impact by evaluating data gathered from the real-world use of Uber, share the results publicly for greater transparency, and act to improve our climate performance.
November 2023 update: This page reflects metrics for trips completed by zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) from the beginning of the first quarter of 2021 to the end of the third quarter of 2023. Note that this report includes information related only to Uber’s Mobility business (ridesharing).
“El camino hacia la emisión cero requiere transparencia y responsabilidad con respecto al progreso año tras año. En Uber, estamos orgullosos de ser la primera plataforma de movilidad en medir las emisiones derivadas del uso real de nuestros productos por parte de los clientes e informar sobre ellas”.
Dara Khosrowshahi, director ejecutivo, Uber
Socios conductores de ZEV
About 74,000 ZEV drivers a month, on average, actively used Uber’s app in Q3 2023 in the US, Canada, and Europe.* That’s nearly double the same period a year earlier.
Metric: Average monthly active ZEV drivers on Uber, by quarter, since Q1 2021, the start of the first full calendar year after announcing our sustainability commitment. Drivers using Uber’s app are counted as active in a given month if they’ve completed at least one trip in that calendar month.
Viajes en ZEV
In Q3 2023, ZEV drivers provided more than 38 million tailpipe-emissions-free trips using Uber in the US, Canada, and Europe.* This is nearly 2 times the number of ZEV trips completed on Uber during the same period a year earlier.
Metric: Number of trips arranged on the Uber app and fulfilled by ZEV drivers, by quarter since Q1 2021.
Adopción de los ZEV
In Q3 2023, 9.6% of all on-trip miles in Europe* and 6.5% of all on-trip miles in Canada and the US were completed by ZEV drivers. That represents increases of 2.5 and 2.4 percentage points, respectively, compared with the same period a year earlier. ZEV uptake by drivers using Uber’s app is nearly 6 times higher in Europe and over 7 times higher in Canada and the US than that of drivers in the general population, according to the most recent published government figures (see links below).
Metric: Share of trip miles completed in ZEVs compared with all trip miles arranged by the Uber app, by quarter since Q1 2021.
Note that between Q2 and Q3 2023, we adjusted our methodology for identifying EVs in Europe to improve accuracy (see page 2 of our methodology doc for details), indicated by a dotted line between Q2 and Q3 2023.
Canada and US benchmark data is as of 2022 and is sourced from the International Energy Agency. Note that “BEV” refers to battery electric vehicles. European benchmark data is as of Q2 2023, sourced from the European Commission's European Alternative Fuels Observatory, and only for those European countries indicated below.*
Passenger carbon intensity
In 2022, each mile that a passenger traveled on Uber resulted in an average generation of 147 grams of CO2 in Europe* (or 92 grams of CO2 per kilometer) and 322 grams of CO2 in the US and Canada (or 201 grams of CO2 per kilometer). Compared with 2021, this passenger carbon intensity metric fell 25% in Europe and 11% across the US and Canada. In the US and Canada, 2022 carbon intensity levels continued a 2-year reduction trend, recovering from 2020 highs concurrent with the COVID pandemic to an all-time low since we began measuring more than 6 years ago.
Metric: Passenger carbon intensity, or the estimated grams of CO2 per passenger mile traveled, is a climate and efficiency metric used by Uber—and, increasingly, governments and companies around the world. In the case of ridesharing, or any on-demand mobility service, emissions produced by any “deadhead” miles—vehicle miles traveled without a passenger—are factored into the calculation.
For more details about how we calculate carbon intensity, see our methodology document. Note that significantly lower average fuel economy for vehicles on Uber in Europe versus the US and Canada explain most of the difference in carbon intensity in these 2 geographies. While our fleet composition in Europe is more efficient, with a higher proportion of ZEVs and hybrids, more stringent fuel economy reporting standards in the US also contribute to this discrepancy. Also note that we lack access to sufficient input data to calculate passenger carbon intensity for trips completed in European markets before 2021.
Información y análisis profundos
- ¿Qué se incluye en el último Informe de evaluación y desempeño climático de Uber?
Our Climate Assessment and Performance Report provides city officials, environmental advocates, users, and other stakeholders with performance-based metrics on emissions and electrification progress, and efficiency metrics for passenger vehicle trips enabled by the Uber app.
- ¿Por qué publican este informe?
The environmental impact of trips completed with Uber’s app matters. It’s our responsibility to report transparently on performance and take action to improve it. Our estimates show that emissions resulting from the use of our platform are the most material component of Uber’s carbon footprint. This report, based on real-world use of our platform, provides greater transparency on our climate impact and helps us improve our efforts to support drivers’ fair transition to ZEVs and reduce emissions resulting from rides.
- ¿Cuáles son las mediciones clave que usan en el Informe de evaluación y desempeño climáticos?
Metrics include the following:
- EV use by drivers on Uber (share of on-trip miles or kilometers completed in ZEVs), which measures our progress toward our goal of 100% zero-emission mobility on Uber globally by 2040
- Carbon intensity, which measures the emissions resulting from every passenger mile
- ¿Cómo mejorará este informe la intensidad de las emisiones de carbono en los viajes con Uber?
We have bold ambitions to reduce the carbon intensity of and increase the use of zero-emission vehicles for trips facilitated by Uber until we realize a fully zero-tailpipe-emissions mobility platform around the world by 2040. We cannot reach that goal without knowing where we stand today.
- Do riders take trips with Uber instead of using lower-carbon options like public transit?
Rides with the Uber app are one of many transportation options available to people who are looking for a ride. Trip choice depends a lot on various local market conditions. Our analysis of National Household Travel Survey data shows that a higher per-household utilization of the most sustainable transportation modes (transit, walking, and biking) correlates with a higher utilization of ridesharing and other on-demand solutions.
- ¿Medirán los mismos datos para otros países o regiones del mundo?
Our first report, published in 2020, covered the US and Canada. We added major European markets to our second report, published in 2021. We’re committed to regular reporting on climate emissions and other impact areas resulting from trips on Uber and plan to expand the geographic scope of markets covered in the report over time.
- ¿Con qué frecuencia se actualizan estas métricas y el informe?
We update all metrics at least annually and may update some metrics more frequently, as available. We will release emissions metrics (like passenger carbon intensity) annually, aggregated by calendar year.
- ¿Qué significa un “vehículo de cero emisiones”?
Usamos el término “vehículo de cero emisiones” (zero-emission vehicle, ZEV) al igual que la Junta de Recursos del Aire de California (CARB) y la Federación Europea de Transporte y Medio Ambiente (T&E) para referirnos a los vehículos que no producen emisiones directas de CO2 u otros contaminantes atmosféricos críticos (como el NOx, partículas en suspensión, CO2 y SOx) procedentes de la fuente de energía incorporada.
Actualmente, los socios de la app de Uber usan 2 tipos de ZEV: vehículos eléctricos de batería (VEB) y, muy de vez en cuando, vehículos con celda de combustible de hidrógeno (FCEV).
Por supuesto, el “cero” en los ZEV se refiere a la ausencia de emisiones del famoso “tubo de escape” y no necesariamente a todas las emisiones que se pueden registrar desde la producción hasta la eliminación del vehículo y su fuente de energía. Sin embargo, todos análisis del ciclo de vida útil realizados por expertos independientes demuestran que “las emisiones a lo largo de la vida útil de los VEB de batería media matriculados hoy en día son inferiores a las de los vehículos de gasolina comparables en un 66% y 69% en Europa, en un 60% y 68% en los Estados Unidos, en un 37% y 45% en China, y en un 19% y 34% en la India”.
- ¿Medirás el impacto para tus negocios que utilizan Uber Eats, entregas y Uber Freight, que ahora representan una gran parte del negocio de Uber?
In June 2023, we announced our first-ever sustainability commitment for our Delivery business (Uber Eats) to reduce unnecessary packaging waste and delivery trip emissions globally to zero by 2030 and 2040, respectively.
Our Climate Assessment and Performance Report currently covers electrification and emissions metrics only for our Mobility business (ridesharing). We plan to include our Delivery and Freight businesses in this environmental sustainability report in the future.
- Does Uber disclose Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, and, if so, where would they be found?
In Uber’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Report, you can find Uber’s emissions breakdown across Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, all of which have received limited assurance from an independent third party.
This page and the related Climate Assessment and Performance Reports and Environmental, Social, and Governance Reports (“the 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.
*In 2020, we set a goal of reaching 50% of trip kilometers completed in battery EVs in 7 European capitals: Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid, and Paris. For this reason, all mentions of “Europe” for the metrics reported here refer to all passenger mobility trips completed in the country-level markets corresponding to these 7 European capitals: the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, the UK, Spain, and France, respectively. Further details can be found in our SPARK! Report.