12 Sep '17, 1pm

Uber to phase out gas/diesel cars in the UK ... And China to ban them too?

The future will be zero emission. Car companies had better take note. Uber's brand has taken a bashing lately, but there's no doubt that it is a huge influencer in terms of new car sales. So news from the UK that all UberX rides in London will be electric or hybrid by 2020 is a big deal. By 2025, the company wants London rides to be 100% electric or plug-in hybrid. But what about the rest of the country? It looks like the company is aiming for 2022 for the electric and/or hybrid phase elsewhere in the UK, and it's not entirely clear if/when it would be gunning for 100% plug-in on a national level. Still, this is very encouraging news. A growing number of drivers make their purchasing choices based on whether they can use it for income—and these drivers cover more miles, too. Not only that, but because they'll be ferrying strangers from one place to another, this guarantees...

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