Uber aims to increase its use of electric vehicles (EVs) through a new “EV Champions Initiative” that will offer cash incentives and new app features to drivers that use electric cars.
The ride-sharing company will also seek to deploy more shared EVs.
Uber plans to deliver at least 5 million rides in EVs over the next year.
The initiative, which builds on pilot programs in Pittsburgh and Portland, OR, will start in seven cities: Austin, TX; Los Angeles; Montreal; Sacramento, CA; San Diego; San Francisco; and Seattle. Initiative partners include the Rocky Mountain Institute and Plug-in America, electric utilities and the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.