Uber to expand ‘Green’ service across North America

Uber is set to expand its Uber Green service across 1,400 new North American towns and cities, including Austin, Calgary, Houston, Miami, New York City, Tucson, Winnipeg and Washington, D.C., providing passengers with the option to select a journey using electric or hybrid cars.

Passengers who opt for Uber Green will incur a US$1 surcharge, half of which will go to the driver to support their use of a hybrid or electric vehicle, according to Uber.

The other half will go towards Uber’s Green Future Campaign, which the company says will enable hundreds of thousands of other drivers to transition to battery electric vehicles by 2025.

The feature will also be rolled into the Uber Pass membership service, offering those riders 10 percent off green trips.