Uber and Hertz today announced a European expansion of their North American partnership. With this expansion, Hertz will go from 2025 to 24. will make electric vehicles (EVs) available to Uber drivers in various European capitals. According to both companies, a wide range of EVs are offered, including vehicles from Tesla and Polestar.

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, is pleased with the expansion of the cooperation. “As the largest mobility platform in the world, we know our impact goes beyond our technology. Climate change is the most pressing global challenge we must address together. Now is the time to accelerate.”

According to Khosrowshahi, the expanded partnership with Hertz to Europe will significantly accelerate the transition to zero emissions, help drivers reduce their cost of ownership and clean up urban transport . “We are aiming for a 50 percent electric platform across Europe by 2030”, concludes the Uber CEO.

Reducing emissions Also Stephen Scherr, Chief Executive Officer at Hertz, is pleased with the extensive collaboration. “Hertz is accelerating the drive towards sustainability and our partnership with Uber significantly advances this. By making EVs available to rideshare drivers, we not only contribute to the reduction of emissions in European cities, but we also increase the opportunities for people to experience the benefits of electrification.”

The partnership is an important part of Hertz’s strategy to become one of the largest electric rental fleets in the world. In addition, by expanding this partnership, the US car rental company is helping Uber to deliver a zero-emissions platform by 2025 in both Europe and North America

24 million electric kilometers The partnership has already served tens of thousands of drivers on the Uber platform in North America, according to Hertz. ‘So far have almost 50. drivers rented a Tesla through this program, driving more than 24 million all-electric rides and more than 24 million electric miles,” Hertz said.

The partnership’s European expansion will begin in January 2022 at Hertz Europe’s London facility and will expand thereafter to other European capitals, such as Paris and Amsterdam. Further details will be announced in due course.

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