Uber has extend Its Comfort Electric service is “nationwide” to 24 US cities, allowing users to request rides in all-electric vehicles such as Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2 and Ford Mustang Mach-E. It also extends to Vancouver in British Columbia, where highest sales rate of zero-emission vehicles in North America.
Comfort Electric launched last May in several cities as part of the Uber Comfort Service. That allows riders to claim more legroom and other premium features for a 20-40% premium over Uber X rides. It’s separate from the Uber Green service, which offers drivers drivers an additional fee for electric vehicles. Uber Green allows both EV and hybridHowever, while Comfort Electric is limited to EVs.
Uber says that its partnership with Hertz “helped pave the way for the expansion of Comfort Electric, with more than 25,000 drivers renting a Tesla.” Last year, Hertz announced that they will order 100,000 Teslas and shortly after, said they will make 50,000 Teslas of which are available for rental only for Uber carpool drivers United States.
Service is available in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore-Maryland, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, NYC Suburbs, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio , San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Vancouver (Canada) and Washington, DC – up from the previous 11 cities.
The expansion seems like a small step in Uber’s goal of becoming a zero-emissions platform in United States and Canada in 2030. It has promised to spend $800 million to help drivers transition to all-electric vehicles by 2025. California will request ride-hailing services to become all-electric by 2030 and other states like New York There are also plans to ban the sale of gas-fired cars.