Uber invests in London EVCP network
Ride hailing app Uber has pledged to invest over £5m in public electric vehicle charging points in some of the poorest boroughs in London, to help boost adoption of electric vehicles in the city.
Jamie Heywood, Uber’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe, said to the Guardian that the funding would be invested by 2023 in areas that lack the charging infrastructure they need to support electric vehicles. He said, “If we address this challenge for professional drivers now, it will help create a mass market for electric vehicles in the years to come. As we all know this is critical if the UK is to achieve our goal to be net zero.”
Additionally, Uber has pledged that its entire fleet of 45,000 cars in London will be electric by 2025. The number currently stands at 1,000.