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Uber partner with BP Pulse to assist their drive towards a 100% electric fleet

Uber, who have committed to operating an exclusively carbon zero fleet of cars within London by 2025, have announced a partnership with BP Pulse aimed at providing their drivers with access to a fast, reliable charging infrastructure. 

The two companies will work together to offer drivers on Uber’s platform bespoke access to BP Pulse’s high speed charging network as well as a variety of special offers. There will be an initial focus on Europe, the US and UK (Uber have set 2030 as the date by which they aim to be 100% electric in US and the EU), with other countries including Australia and New Zealand to follow. 

Under the terms of the agreement, BP Pulse will offer bespoke deals to drivers on the Uber platform that are tailored to each market, including providing incentives for them to charge with BP Pulse. The two companies will also explore working together on convenience and fuel offers.

Christopher Hook, Uber’s Global Head of Sustainability said: ‘We want Uber to be the cleanest platform on Earth because it’s the right thing for consumers, our cities and our business. Getting to 100% electric is not something Uber can do alone. It is a team sport, and it will take partnerships like this to reach zero tailpipe emissions, especially as we know availability of easy to access, affordable charging infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges for drivers.’

Uber and BP Pulse began working together  in 2021 when BP opened its first rapid commercial charging hub on Park Lane in London. Uber was BP’s first ride-hailing platform partner customer to offer access to the new hub which provides charge points to drivers on the Uber platform.

Richard Bartlett, CEO, BP Pulse said: ‘Drivers on Uber’s platform need great value access to the fast, reliable charging infrastructure we’re building as they make the switch to electric. We’re investing billions of dollars worldwide in high-speed EV charging, digital products and services, and large scale BP Pulse Gigahubs that will help commercial customers eliminate tailpipe emissions.

‘I’m delighted we are building on our existing relationship and now have a global agreement to support ride-hail drivers with charging and more, at scale, helping Uber make their incredible 2040 ambition a reality.’

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