New deal to accelerate the electrification of rideshare services


Advanced mobility firms Uber and EVgo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of rideshare services across the US.

The deal is expected to help reduce pollution, increase economic access and mobility, and promote equity through transportation electrification.

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EVgo will support Uber driver-partners with electric vehicles through education and access to the nation’s largest public fast-charging network.

The two firms will also work together to evaluate where more fast charging is needed and how to optimise charging behaviour.

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Uber and EV go will conduct a series of pilot programmes to make it easier for Uber driver-partners to make the switch to an EV and to develop new partnerships to accelerate the electrified rideshare ecosystem, including integrations between the Uber and EVgo apps.

Adam Gromis, global head of sustainability at Uber, said: “Promoting the transition to electrified rideshare will be the key to unlock Uber’s bold new climate commitments.

“Uber is thrilled to be partnering with EVgo, the leader in promoting rideshare electrification across the United States, to support the expansion of cleaner, greener transportation options.”