27 Apr '17, 4am

Uber Encourages its Portland Drivers to Go EV

Uber Encourages its Portland Drivers to Go EV

Uber is launching an electric-vehicle program in Portland, and it will be encouraging its drivers to sign up. The program, which follows a similar effort launched earlier in London, gets started in late May. Through a combination of incentives and educational initiatives, the program aims to increase the amount of EVs driven by Uber contractors in the state of Oregon. The company has about 6,000 drivers in the state right now, and while about 100 already drive EVs, Uber wants to bump that number to around 600, which would be 10 percent. It would like to do so by 2019. SEE ALSO: Uber Frustrated With Musk’s Remaining Unscathed on Trump’s Panel The company is trying to get its current drivers in the Portland area to sign up for the program. Uber hasn’t said if it will offer incentives or rebates to drivers who don’t currently own an EV and would like to buy one, or to drivers...

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