Uber Aims For 50,000 Teslas On İts Platform By 2023

Uber Aims For 50,000 Teslas On İts Platform By 2023

uber İs Acquiring 50,000 Tesla Vehicles To Rent To İts Drivers As Part Of An Ambitious Plan To Electrify İts Fleet İn The Us By 2030. The Ride-hailing Company İs Working With Rental Car Company Hertz, Which Announced Yesterday That İt Had Ordered 100,000 Teslas.

the Move Comes As Car Companies And Transportation Providers Around The World Are Coming Under Regulatory Pressure To Phase Out Gas-powered Vehicles İn Favor Of Those That Produce Zero Emissions. California, The Largest Auto Market İn The Us, Set İn Place Rules For Ride-hailing Companies Like Uber And Lyft, Requiring That 90 Percent Of Their Fleets Be Electric By 2030.

uber Has Long Offered Discounts On Car Rentals To Drivers Who Don’t Own Their Own Vehicle, With Uber And Hertz Working Together On Such A Program Since 2016. But They Have Never Collaborated To Rent Out One Specific Vehicle To Drivers Until Now.

Uber Drivers Will Pay $334 A Week To Rent A Tesla Model 3 From Hertz

starting November 1st, Uber Drivers Who Live İn Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, And Washington, Dc Can Rent A Tesla Model 3 Through Hertz At A Rate Of $334 A Week, İncluding Maintenance And İnsurance. The Weekly Rate Will Fall To $299 Or Lower As The Program Gets Underway, Uber Says. And The Program Will Expand Nationwide İn The Weeks To Come — With The Goal Of Having All 50,000 Teslas On Uber’s Platform By 2023.

ıt May Be Difficult To Attract Drivers To The Program With A Weekly Rate Of $334, But Uber İs Confident That Drivers Will See The Benefit İn Fuel Savings And Less Maintenance. Also, Drivers Who Use Hybrid Or Electric Vehicles To Pick Up Passengers Receive An Extra 50 Cents Per Ride, While Drivers Using Specifically Battery-electric Vehicles Get Another Dollar On Top Of That — For A Total Of $1.50 Extra Per Ride. The Average Weekly Cost For A Hertz Rental Car Ranges From About $150 Up To About $325, According To Autos.com.

ınitially, Drivers Must Have At Least A 4.7-star Rating And Have Completed At Least 150 Trips To Be Eligible To Rent A Tesla. For Recharging, Drivers Will Have Access To Tesla’s Supercharger Network, As Well As Discounts At Participating Evgo Charging Stations.

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uber Pledges To Shift To ‘100 Percent’ Electric Vehicles By 2030

last Year, Uber Made The Ambitious Pledge To Go “100 Percent Electric” By 2030 İn The Us, Canada, And Europe And By 2040 For The Rest Of The World. The Company Also Said İt Would Spend $800 Million To Help “hundreds Of Thousands Of Drivers İn The Us, Canada, And Europe Transition To Battery Evs By 2025” — Though A Spokesperson Wouldn’t Disclose The Financial Aspects Of The Company’s Deal With Hertz.

uber’s Track Record With Car Rentals And Leases İsn’t Exactly Spotless. The Company Shuttered A Subprime Auto Lending Program After Drivers Complained About Racking Up Debt To Pay Exorbitant Rates. Uber Notes That This New Program İs Designed To Appeal To Drivers Who Rent Specifically, Not Get Drivers To Switch From Owning To Renting.

ride-hailing Was Originally Pitched To The Public As A More Environmentally Friendly Way To Get Around Compared To Private Car Ownership. But İt Turns Out The Opposite Was True. Numerous Studies Have Shown That The Average Ride-hailing Trip Creates About 50 Percent More Pollution Than The Average Traditional Car Trip. Even Worse, Over Half Of All Ride-hailing Trips İn Major Cities Are Made By People Who Would Have Otherwise Used Cleaner Means Of Transit To Get To Their Destination.

today, However, Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Ride-hailing Vehicles İn The Us Are Electric, According To Bloomberg. The Auto İndustry İs İn The Midst Of A Massive Transition To Electric Vehicles, Even Though Evs Still Only Compromise Less Than 5 Percent Of Annual Sales.

uber İsn’t The First Company To Use Teslas As A Ride-hailing Vehicle. Earlier This Year, Moped Rental Company Revel Announced İts Own Uber-esque Ride-hailing Service İn New York City With 50 Bright Blue Tesla Model Y Vehicles.

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