Uber is expanding EV offerings and plans to go fully electric by 2030

Uber said Thursday that it plans to offer all of its trips in North America with electric vehicles by 2030.

On Thursday, the company also announced an expansion of its electric vehicle ridesharing service, adding 10 cities to its EV operations. There are now e-rides in 25 states and cities. New additions include Boston, Chicago and New Jersey.

Since announcing a zero-emissions commitment in 2020, Uber has launched two EV offerings: Uber Green and Uber Comfort Electric.

The company quadrupled its electric fleet to 26,000 vehicles last year. The company wants to double this number by 2030.

Vehicles in Uber’s collection include Tesla, Polestar and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which form the core of the Comfort Electric service.

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CBS News that Uber will drop drivers who fail to make the switch by 2030.

Last year, Uber’s partnership with Hertz allowed drivers to rent Teslas and other electric vehicles.

Concerns about climate change and inflation-related fuel price hikes are driving consumer demand for electric vehicles. Transportation accounted for the bulk of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.

Uber drivers will earn a dollar more on EV rides, and the company plans to further encourage EV driving.

But electric cars are not cheap.

According to CBS News, Uber will invest $800 million to offset costs for its drivers. In addition to fare incentives, the company offers discounts on EV charging.

While the company’s 2030 goal focuses on North America, Uber aims to be fully electric globally by 2040.

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