Electric charging. Photo for illustration. Photo: ProMedia (UK)

Wallbox, a global technology company specializing in electric vehicle (EV) chargers, and taxi platform Uber are expanding their partnership. Starting this week, Uber drivers will be able to buy EV chargers for home use at a discount in seven European countries, including the Netherlands. Uber hopes that this partnership will contribute to the goal of being a zero-emission platform in Europe in .

The partnership between the two companies, which will operate in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Portugal and Belgium, builds on the partnership that the technology company already entered into with Uber in 100 in the United States and Canada.

Barrier Access to charging, both at home and on the street, remains an important barrier to drivers to make the definitive switch to an electric car. As part of the partnership, starting this week, drivers on the Uber platform will be able to purchase a home charger plus installation of Wallbox at a discounted rate.

Masud Rabbani, Chief Business Officer of Wallbox, is happy with the expansion. “At Wallbox, we want to make the transition to electric transport as smooth and easy as possible for drivers. We believe our products can provide that to Uber drivers across Europe. We look forward to developing this partnership in the coming years.”

Key to Success Uber is also enthusiastic about the intensified collaboration. “We want to be the cleanest mobility platform in the world and against a 23 percent electric platform across Europe,” said Chris Hook, head of Global Sustainability Strategy at Uber, about this ambition. “Partnerships with private and public stakeholders will be key to this success.”

“Drivers consistently tell us that the lack of easily accessible charging points is a major concern ”, Hook further clarifies. “By expanding our partnership with Wallbox in Europe, we hope this will help break down this important barrier and ensure drivers can make the transition as seamlessly and as quickly as possible.”

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