New Hertz partnership, Uber drivers in Europe now have the opportunity to rent Tesla and Polestar vehicles. This creates a great option for those who want to provide ride-share services without having to own their own car.
Uber have joined forces with Hertz to ensure that 25,000 Tesla cars will be available to drivers in several major European cities by 2025.
- European expansion will make up to 25,000 Electric Vehicles (EVs) available to Uber drivers to rent across Europe by 2025 – starting in London with the aim to expand to Paris and Amsterdam
- Builds on the existing partnership with Hertz in North America, where nearly 50,000 drivers to date have benefited through the partnership
- Uber aims to be a zero-emissions platform in London by 2025 and in Europe and North America by 2030
- Hertz is committed to accelerating the adoption of EVs and driving shared mobility around the world
The partnership in North America has had an incredibly positive effect on tens of thousands of drivers using Uber. To date, over 50,000 drivers have taken advantage of the rental option and completed a staggering 24 million fully-electric trips and 260 million electric miles.
In January 2023, the expansion of the partnership in Europe will start in London, Hertz Europe’s base. The aim is to extend to other European cities such as Paris and Amsterdam during the year, and later on. Further information will be available at a later stage.
Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO, said: “As the largest mobility platform in the world, we know that our impact goes beyond our technology. Climate change is the most urgent global challenge which we must all tackle together – now is the time to accelerate. Expanding our partnership with Hertz into Europe will significantly boost our transition to zero-emissions, helping drivers reduce running costs and cleaning up urban transport. We aim to become a 100% electric platform across Europe by 2030.”
Stephen Scherr, Chief Executive Officer at Hertz, said: “Hertz continues to accelerate the drive toward sustainability and our partnership with Uber significantly advances that goal. By making EVs available to rideshare drivers, we will not only contribute to reducing emissions in European cities but also expand opportunities for people to experience the benefits of electrification. As Hertz invests to create one of the largest EV fleets globally, our Uber partnership will ensure that we continue to lead in the rapidly-changing mobility landscape across Europe.”
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