Together on the road to zero emissions
Uber helped change the way the world moves. And we’re committed to changing the way the world moves forward. That’s why we’re announcing our commitment to becoming a zero-emission platform in US and Canadian cities as well as in major global cities where we can ensure a fair transition for drivers, by 2030—a goal that can only be achieved by working together.
Why go electric?
There are lots of reasons to make the switch to an electric vehicle, also known as an EV.
EVs enjoy reduced costs with the price of electricity compared to petrol or diesel as fuel
Better for your ciity
Driving EVs helps reduce emissions, lower air pollution levels making your city a healthier place for everyone
EV technology makes for a great ride. Drivers who’ve made the switch say their new EVs are comfortable and easy to maintain, and that their riders also love the quieter, smoother trips.
Choosing an EV
3 important numbers when looking for an EV:
Of course it’s important to compare the EV options available to you for your budget. More and more EVs are coming onto the market, increasing the options available and giving you more choice in selecting the right next car for you.
A typical driver on the app could expect to cover 160-210 kilometers in a day.* The “range” or distance an EV can cover before needing to recharge is given in kilometers, and largely determined by the size of its battery. So a fully charged 40kWh battery can average around 225 kilometers per charge, whereas a 62kWh battery can average around 354 kilometers per charge.
3. Charging speed
How long it takes to charge an EV will be influenced by two main factors: the size of your battery and the speed of the charger being used. The rate an EV can take in electricity from a charger is measured in kilowatts (kW).
A typical 50kW charger can recharge a 64kWh battery from 10% to 80% in 63 minutes, or a larger 77kWh battery the same amount in 71 minutes.**
A third factor that can affect how quickly your EV charges up is the technology in the car itself - its charging hardware and software. Depending on the model, this can mean larger batteries charge even more quickly than smaller ones.
For example, more powerful 175kW public chargers could recharge a 64kWh battery from 10% to 80% in 44 minutes but only take 33 minutes for a larger 77kWh battery in the right model. These more powerful public chargers, if available, are typically more common outside of city centers.
Making charging work for you
EV drivers charge using either public or home chargers, or a combination of the two.
Public chargers can come in a variety of types and speeds. As you prepare to make the switch to EV, it’s worth researching the public charging options near to you and for example if you need to become a subscriber to use them.
If you do have access to off-street parking like a private driveway or garage overnight, installing a home charger can make charging an EV convenient and more affordable. Home charger specifications also vary, so exploring which option could be the best fit for your vehicle is well worthwhile.
If you're fortunate enough to be able to charge easily at home, getting a 64kWh battery from absolute 0 to 100% could take 10 hours 30 minutes with a home charger installed, or 12 hours 15 minutes with a 77kWh battery.
Uber helping you go electric
Drivers like you are leading the way toward a greener future, and Uber is committed to supporting you. That’s why we’re launching the Green Future program, to provide access to resources valued at $800 million to help hundreds of thousands of drivers like you transition to battery electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025.
If you’re thinking about making the switch, here are some ways we can help you:
Zero Emissions incentive
Drivers of fully electric vehicles are eligible for the Zero Emissions incentive, which lets them earn an extra $1 on every Uber trip (up to $4,000 annually).¹ The incentive is available for a limited time only in the US and Canada.
Uber Green is a new low-emission ride option. If you drive an EV on the Uber platform, you’re automatically opted in to Uber Green.
Hertz EV Rentals
With Tesla and Hyundai rental offers from Hertz, you won’t need to make any long-term commitments or buy a car of your own to drive with Uber. Offer includes basic maintenance and unlimited mileage. EV rentals qualify for the Zero Emissions incentive and allow you to earn more through Uber Comfort and Uber Green trips.
Save on EVgo fast charging³
Access more than 850 fast charging locations nationwide—with many new locations on the way.
Drivers with Uber Pro Gold, Platinum, and Diamond status currently save up to 45% on EVgo's standard rates. No monthly or session fees.
Smart charge at home with Enel X³
Uber has partnered with Enel X which provides a complete home EV charging package, exclusive to drivers who use Uber. Save $125 on a JuiceBox smart charger and JuiceEco Renewable Energy Certificate for smarter, cleaner and faster home EV charging.
Home solar and battery storage discount with Sunrun³
California homeowners who get a Sunrun solar system will qualify for a free $1,000 gift card.³ Adding solar and a backup battery to your home is a great way to better manage your utility bills, affordably charge your electric vehicle, and power through multiple day blackouts.
Vehicle discounts and offers
Discount on a new Chevrolet Bolt EV
GM is now offering all eligible drivers using the Uber platform³ a private offer of $2,000 on the purchase of the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV.⁴
That’s on top of the currently available $8,000 Cash Allowance on the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV⁵ and the available $500 Cash Allowance on the 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV offered at your local participating Chevy dealer.⁶
To redeem offer, show proof of active Uber account at local dealership at the time of purchase.
EV rentals with Avis³
With EV rental offers from Avis, you won’t need to make any long-term commitments or buy a car of your own to drive with Uber. Offer includes basic maintenance and unlimited mileage. Offer available in Los Angeles.
Weekly Rate: $214
Optional unlimited charging: $65
EV membership with Hive³
As a Hive Member, get an EV with unlimited mileage for as little as $69 per week. Membership perks include unlimited charging, comprehensive maintenance, EV roadside assistance, dedicated concierge support and mobile charging assistance. There is no long term commitment and no credit checks.
Monthly Rate: $249
Weekly Rate: $69
Per Mile: $0.20
EV flexible subscription with Flux³
With Flux, you can lease an EV for as little as $299 a month for 3 months in San Francisco. After 3 months, drivers have the option to renew their vehicle at a discount, return it, or purchase it outright at a discounted price. Offer available in San Francisco.
Monthly Rate: starting at $299
Per Mile: $0.10
Shop & Compare New and Used Cars
With TrueCar, you can compare models and see what others paid for the car you want. When you're ready, connect with local dealers and get upfront price offers before visiting the dealership. Enjoy perks worth up to $2,000 like Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursement, when you report your purchase from a Certified Dealer.⁹
¹Drivers of electric vehicles are eligible for the Zero Emissions incentive program. The program will be valid from 4am local time on September 21, 2020, until 3:59am local time on December 31, 2022. Eligible drivers will receive the Zero Emissions incentive and any other promotions. To remain eligible for the Zero Emissions incentive, drivers with more than one vehicle need to complete at least 90% of all trips with a battery electric vehicle. You can earn a maximum of $4,000 in 12 months. Uber reserves the right to withhold or deduct payments in the event of error, suspected fraud, illegality, or violation of driver terms or these terms. Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and without notice.
²Driving with Uber Green is available in select cities. Please check the app for more information on availability and offer restrictions.
³For all offers from our partners, drivers must have been cleared to drive with Uber and be active on the platform. Prices and discounts are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and without notice, and may be subject to other restrictions set by the partner. Please visit the partner’s website for a full description of the terms and conditions applicable to your rental, vehicle purchase, product, or service, including whether taxes, gas, and other applicable fees are included or excluded. Uber is not responsible for the products or services offered by other companies, or for the terms and conditions (including financial terms) under which those products and services are offered.
⁴Offer valid through 1/3/2023 on 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicles. Not available with special financing, leases, and some other offers. Must take new retail delivery by 1/3/2023.
⁵The Cash Allowance is available through participating Chevy dealerships only. Not available with special financing, leases, and some other offers. Must take new retail delivery by 1/3/2023.
⁶Offer valid through 1/3/2022 on 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV vehicles. Not available with special financing, leases, and some other offers. Must take new retail delivery by 5/2/2022.
⁷Offer of $6,000 rebate valid on 2022 Nissan LEAF and LEAF PLUS vehicles when purchased from new dealer stock at a participating Nissan dealer. To be eligible, customer must be cleared to drive on the Uber platform and provide this eligible one-time discount code: B61863. Valid through 5/2/2022. May not be combined with other special Nissan incentives. Dealer participation may vary. Additional eligibility requirements and restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change.
⁸The incentives referenced are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. All persons considering use of available incentives and additional perks should consult with their own tax or legal professional to determine eligibility, specific amount of incentives available, if any, and further details. The incentives and additional perks are not within Nissan’s control and are subject to change without notice. Interested parties should confirm the accuracy of the information before relying on it to make a purchase. Residency restrictions may apply.
⁹Some perks are not available in NY or NH. Terms and conditions apply. Offer subject to change. The Auto Deductible Reimbursement is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company, an Assurant company. Uber is not responsible for the offers, products, or services provided by third-parties or for the terms and conditions (including financial terms) under which they are offered.