As a company that touts itself as a “car service,” it’s only right that Uber offers customers a greener alternative. When a customer chooses an Uber Green option, they will be connected with a driver who drives a hybrid or electric vehicle.
While the Green initiative isn’t as widespread as other ride options, it is a step in the right direction. To request a Green ride, riders simply need to open the Uber app and enter their pickup and destination address as usual. The only difference is that an Uber Green option will appear below other options like UberX and UberSELECT.
The $1 additional trip fee for choosing Uber Green goes towards supporting drivers who use a low-emissions vehicle. In the long run, the goal of this initiative is to encourage more drivers to make the switch to EVs. This will also help Uber achieve its goal of having a fully electric fleet by 2030.
Uber has been working hard to expand this initiative, so it’s likely that Green will become available in more cities soon. If you’re curious to see if this is an option in your area, be sure to check out the Uber website and look for a list of qualifying vehicles.
As an added bonus, Uber Green rides can be used for multiple stops – just be sure to communicate your itinerary with your driver so they can update the fare accordingly. As more and more people become concerned with the environment, it’s encouraging to see companies taking steps toward environmental sustainability.