- There are 24 cities where passengers can request trips in vehicles that do not consume gasoline
Dallas commuters can now request a green ride in models like the Tesla, Polestar or Ford Mustang Mach-E with Uber’s latest “electric comfort” option.
The electric comfort option allows passengers to request an electric vehicle instead of a gasoline car. Dallas is one of 24 US cities where Uber is adding the feature. Uber tested the idea in a handful of California cities four months ago. The price of an electric Uber comfort will be between the price point of Uber Comfort and Uber Black. Riders will receive advance pricing in the app before requesting a ride.
Uber said the announcement is a step toward its goal of becoming a zero-emission mobility platform by 2030 in the United States.
Drivers also benefit from the new EV option by earning more per hour with higher rates, gas savings and an additional $1 incentive for each trip completed, up to $4,000 a year.
In 2022, electric vehicle drivers active on the Uber platform avoided using more than 5.7 million gallons of gasoline, according to Uber.
Uber also has a partnership with Hertz, allowing more than 25,000 drivers to rent a Tesla.
Comfort electric will be available in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore-Maryland, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, suburban New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.
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