Teslas and other EVs are now being offered by Uber with the new “Comfort Electric” product. Thanks to the company's efforts, customers will be able to further contribute to the “greening” of roads.
Uber has launched a new way to use its cars with its Comfort Electric product. Anyone who wants to move in style and be environmentally friendly can order a ride in a Tesla or another electric vehicle from the company's fleet. The new initiative is part of the company's global commitment to become a zero-emission mobile platform by 2040.
A few months ago, Uber announced a partnership with Hertz to lease 50,000 Tesla vehicles to enter the fleet by 2023. Since Hertz has already started accepting deliveries from the Texas manufacturer, some of the vehicles have already been transferred to the Uber fleet, and now it has developed a new product specifically for electric vehicles.
The company launched its Comfort Electric service in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Dubai, which will offer the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2 vehicles. Uber wrote in a statement:
“Now, with more electric vehicles on the road in the US than ever before, we're excited to introduce Comfort Electric, our newest way for you to get around town in style and be a part of the climate solution. It's as simple as tap a button and request a ride in a premium EV like a Tesla or Polestar. Comfort Electric is now available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Dubai, with more cities to come soon.”
Say “Yesla” to Tesla! Comfort Electric⚡️️—a shockingly cool, elevated experience. Request a premium EV to move sustainably and in style. Together we can be part of the climate solution. #GoGet https://t.co/7jbPvknph4 pic.twitter.com/yL0VkKnoWS— Uber (@Uber) May 16, 2022
However, those who want to move in an environmentally friendly way will have to pay more. The higher cost is due to the fact that drivers renting electric vehicles are encouraged to become more willing to use them. At the same time, passengers of, for example, Teslas, will be able to experience increased ride comfort and an elevated experience.
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