Uber and bp team up to accelerate EV transition

A new agreement between Uber and bp will see Uber drivers offered exclusive deals at bp charging stations to help them transition to EVs.

The new global mobility agreement will help accelerate Uber’s commitment to become a zero-tailpipe emissions mobility platform in Europe, Canada, and the US by 2030, and globally by 2040.

Initially the focus will be on the European, US, and UK markets to support Uber’s 2030 targets, with Australia and New Zealand to follow.

Richard Bartlett, CEO of bp pulse, said Drivers on Uber’s platform need great value access to the fast, reliable charging infrastructure we’re building as they make the switch to electric. 

“We’re investing billions of dollars worldwide in high-speed EV charging, digital products and services, and large scale bp pulse Gigahubs that will help commercial customers eliminate tailpipe emissions.”

The agreement will see drivers on the Uber platform offered bespoke deals that are tailored to each market, providing incentives for them to charge with bp pulse. The companies will also explore the option of offering convenience and fuel offers at bp’s nearly 21,000 branded retail sites.

Uber plans to have 100 per cent of rides on the platform in electric vehicles, micromobility, or public transit by 204, with an ambition of being a net zero company by 2050 or sooner.

Christopher Hook, Global Head of Sustainability at Uber, said they want Uber to be the cleanest platform on Earth because it’s the right thing for consumers, cities, and their business.

“Getting to 100 per cent electric is not something Uber can do alone. It is a team sport, and it will take partnerships like this to reach zero tailpipe emissions, especially as we know availability of easy to access, affordable charging infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges for drivers.”

Currently, bp has 22,000 charging points across ten countries, with an aim of having over 100,000 charge points worldwide by 2030.

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