Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft ‘worsen carbon emissions’

The rise of ride-hailing services result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution than the trips they displace, according to a new study

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Severn Trent uses Uber drivers to look at water leaks

The drivers sent images to the company’s engineers, who then dispatched appropriate staff to fix issues

Uber takes a ride towards improving London’s air quality

Uber plans to make every one of its car in London fully electric by 2025

Toyota to invest $500m in Uber in driverless car partnership

Technology from each company will be integrated into Toyota’s vehicles and deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network

Uber announces cash incentives for electric cabbies in the US

The ride-sharing and taxi app said it aims to cut the number of vehicles on the road and reduce transportation’s climate footprint

NASA on board with Uber to get flying electric taxis off the ground

The ‘Urban Air Mobility’ initiative could also include small package delivery drones

Uber halts self-driving tests after woman’s death

The company said it is “fully co-operating” with Tempe Police and local authorities as they investigate this incident

Toyota wants a pizza the action with driverless vehicle

Toyota has partnered with businesses including Amazon, Pizza Hut and Uber to collaborate on a new driverless vehicle. The firms will work together to develop an electric vehicle (EV) able to pilot itself and deliver packages, food or passengers to their destination quickly, safely and cleanly. The e-Palette concept car will come in three different […]

Uber to add ‘green’ fee to London rides

  Uber has announced plans to add a green surcharge to its fares to help pay for cleaner vehicles. It has pledged for all UberX cars in London to be electric or hybrid by the end of 2019. To achieve this, it will be launching a ‘Clean Air Fund’, worth more than £150 million to […]

Uber goes all-electric with Nissan in London trial

Uber has joined forces with Nissan to trial electric vehicles (EVs) in London. The car manufacturer has supplied a fleet of 20 all-electric Nissan LEAFs, which are available for hire through Uber’s app. The project is aimed at improving air quality and reducing CO2 emissions. It is being run in partnership with the Energy Saving […]