uber has expanded its “nationwide” Comfort Electric service to 24 US cities, allowing users to request rides in all-electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2 and Ford Mustang Mach-E. It also expanded to Vancouver in British Columbia, which has the higher 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 lets riders request extra legroom and other high-end features for a 20 to 40 percent premium over Uber X rides. It’s separate from the Uber Green service, which gives drivers an extra fee for electric vehicles. . uber green allows electric and hybrid vehicleshowever, while Comfort Electric is limited to electric vehicles.
Uber said its partnership with Hertz “helped pave the way for Comfort Electric’s expansion, with more than 25,000 drivers renting a Tesla.” Last year, Hertz announced that it would order 100,000 Teslas and, shortly after, said that it would make up to 50,000 of those available for rent solely to Uber rideshare drivers in the US.
Service is now available in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore-Maryland, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, suburban New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento , San Antonio , San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Vancouver (Canada) and Washington, DC, compared to the previous 11 cities.
The expansion seems like a small step in Uber’s goal of becoming a zero-emissions platform in the United States and Canada by 2030. He has promised to spend $800 million to help drivers transition to fully electric vehicles by 2025. California will require transportation services to be fully electric by 2030, and other states like New York also plan to ban sales of cars that burn gasoline. .
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