Tesla added to Uber London plan to boost electric car adoption

LONDON, Nov. 3 (Reuters) – Tesla cars will be available from Wednesday to Uber (UBER.N) drivers in London who want to buy or lease a green vehicle as part of an incentive scheme aimed at boosting the use of the electric car, the carpooling application mentioned.

Since Uber introduced a clean air charge, which adds 3 pence (4 cents) to every mile a passenger travels in London, more than £ 135million has been raised for drivers to use towards environmentally friendly models. environment at reduced rates with partners such as Nissan and Kia.

Tesla will join the program, Uber said on Wednesday, just over a week after announcing a partnership with rental company Hertz to offer 50,000 Tesla as a rental option for its VTC drivers by 2023 in the United States. . Read more

Over 4,000 Uber drivers have switched to electric vehicles in London, bringing the app more fully electric cars than in any other major city in the world.

“There is still a lot of work to be done to drive a green recovery and clean up urban transport, but the progress we are seeing in London is significant and as a city we are leading the way globally,” said Uber’s boss for Northern and Eastern Europe. Jamie Heywood.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; edited by Sarah Young

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