Ridesharing Apps are Committing to Electric Vehicles

by | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 comments |

Ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber are committing to electric vehicles. With the transportation industry accounting for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions, the two rideshare companies are working towards creating a cleaner and healthier future.

Let’s take a closer look at the ridesharing apps’ commitment to net zero emissions.

Lyft is Committing to Electric Vehicles

The rideshare app Lyft is announcing its commitment to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. The transition to EVs will benefit drivers, riders, and the environment.

Making Cities More Sustainable

Switching from gas-powered vehicles to EVs will allow Lyft to contribute to the fight against climate change. With net zero emissions, the quality of life in U.S. cities can see a dramatic improvement by reducing harmful air pollution.

Drivers Save Money

While Lyft isn’t forcing its drivers to switch to electric vehicles, the platform is working to make it a profitable option.

Drivers that can’t afford to purchase an EV, may be able to take advantage of a vehicle rental program. Lyft is partnering with Express Drive to help employees transition to EVs.

Healthier for Riders

Riders are requesting healthier options and Lyft is listening. The ridesharing app is debuting its new Green Mode in Portland. The feature allows riders to request a hybrid or electric vehicle, giving them transportation options that are better for them and the environment.

Lyft is working to expand Green Mode into other U.S. cities.

For drivers looking to purchase an electric vehicle, we suggest reading our blog on the NEVI Formula Program, as well as our blog on tax credits, rebates, and incentives. There are a lot of changes happening and some of these programs will only be available for a limited time.

Uber is Working Towards Net Zero Emissions

Uber is a popular ridesharing app that is announcing a bold plan toward net zero emissions by 2040. The mobility platform is creating a Green Future program for its drivers in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Multiple Ways to Ride Green

The ridesharing app is working to support green initiatives in its communities. The platform is offering riders the option of selecting rides from Uber Green or Uber Comfort Electric. Both programs are available in select cities with the plan of expanding over the next several years. These programs allow riders to request electric vehicles instead of fossil-fuel-powered ones.

Supporting Drivers

To support drivers committed to a greener future, Uber is helping drivers transition to electric vehicles. The platform’s Green Future program has earmarked $800 million to help drivers afford the switch to EVs. The program is operational in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Committing to Fighting Climate Change

Uber is teaming up with experts in the fight against climate change. The ridesharing platform is also partnering with EV manufacturers, utility providers, and charging infrastructure companies to help ensure its drivers have access to electric vehicles.

Leading the Way with Transparency

Drivers, riders, and everyone else can follow Uber’s progress towards helping create a greener environment.

The ridesharing app releases its annual ESG (environmental, social, and governance) report that outlines the activities the platform is taking. They also release a yearly Climate Assessment and Performance report that analyzes drivers’ and passengers’ use of the platform’s products.

You can see how Uber is working to reach their green initiatives and monitor its success.

Rideshare and Electric Vehicles

Ridesharing apps are working with their drivers, and through additional partnerships, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Both platforms are striving for fully electric fleets and are working with their drivers to make it happen.

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