Uber Comfort Electric is a new option from the ride-sharing company that allows for very comfortable rides in a new electric vehicle. Riders in over 25 cities can now request an Uber in some of the most popular electric vehicles on the market today. This includes electric cars like the Tesla Model 3, Polestar II, and even the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
What is Uber Comfort Electric?
As part of Uber’s Go Get plan, the company announced in May that it would be a zero-emission mobility platform by 2040. Along with Hertz, Uber has pledged 50,000 Tesla vehicles for rent by 2023 Now, on top of that, Uber has introduced Comfort Electric.
“Comfort Electric, our new way to get around town in style and be part of the climate solution.
Uber Comfort Electric first appeared in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Dubai. Passengers would get a premium electric vehicle such as a Tesla Model 3 or Polestar II for the Uber ride. These premium zero-emission cars are newer and more comfortable than you might get on a standard Uber ride.
Uber Comfort Electric rides can be taken in a Tesla, Polestar, or Ford Mustang Mach-E
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This week, Uber announced a new type of ride in 25 cities in the United States and one in Canada. Drivers in cities like Austin and Portland can now request an Uber Comfort Electric ride. Options for the actual Uber have also increased, with passengers able to request a Tesla, Polestar or Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The full list of cities with Uber Comfort Electric is as follows: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore-Maryland, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, LA, Miami, New Jersey, NYC Suburbs, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Vancouver (Canada) and Washington DC
Uber has received positive feedback from drivers and passengers who appreciate the new EV options. This saves money on gas and can help drivers earn more due to the higher fare for the ride. The ride-sharing company also says it offers drivers an extra dollar per ride taken, which can add up to around $4,000 a year. Uber claims that in 2022 alone, drivers using electric vehicles “avoided using more than 5.7 million gallons of gasoline.”
Partnership with Hertz has given even more drivers access
Tesla, Hertz and Tom Brady made waves earlier this week when the companies announced the partnership. Tesla plans to supply Hertz with 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles, while Uber will have access to around 50,000 by 2023. Since the partnership with Hertz began, Uber says more than 25,000 drivers have rented a Tesla. Renting a Tesla through Hertz for Uber costs $334 per week for a 2021 or 2022 EV.
Uber Comfort Electric is live in 25 cities at press time, with more rolling out if all goes well. Try it on your next Uber ride if you’re on the go.
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