Jan 16, 2019

London Uber fares go up after electric car charge

PA Uber fares in London have gone up to help drivers buy electric cars, the company said. A London driver using the app for an average of 40 hours per week would be given around £3,000 towards buying an electric car in two years, according to the company. PA. Uber hopes to hand cash to 20,000 of its 45,000 drivers in London drivers to help them switch by 2021, increasing to every car by 2025. When the plan was announced in October last year, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said: "Our £200m Clean Air Plan is a long-term investment in the future of London aimed at going all-electric in the capital in 2025.". London mayor Sadiq Khan introduced a £10 toxicity charge for older, more polluting vehicles in the centre of the capital in October 2017.

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