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Uber has signed a contract with Nissan to set up 2,000 Leaf hatchbacks for drivers. The agreement is part of the company’s broad willingness to use electricity entirely in London since 2025. Uber occurs when he appeals to a decision by a regulator to ban his business in London.
A year ago, Uber Technologies Inc. raised the price of travel in London and imposed an extra charge on a fund to help drivers switch to electric vehicles.
Uber said on Friday that drivers would be able to use the money in the form of discounts on electric vehicles manufactured by Nissan.
Uber said Friday that it would offer Nissan electric vehicle drivers at a discount in the UK, as the company faces a potential ban in London.
The carrier has signed an agreement to introduce 2,000 lawmakers from Japanese automakers to Nissan and drivers using the application in the UK. The deal is technically open to all UK drivers but is primarily targeted at those working in London.
Agreement between Uber and Nissan
The two companies have agreed to provide 2,000 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to Uber drivers in London as part of the program. Uber said that the average Uber driver in London could save about £ 4,500 ($ 5,900) in reef costs by combining electric car maker discounts and fund refunds.
It is part of Uber’s broad push to address air pollution in the British capital by ensuring that all vehicles are fully electric by 2025. In 2018, the company will earn miles for each trip so that drivers can purchase electric cars.
Uber said that electric vehicle trips had increased 350% since the introduction of clean air charging.
So far, the rate has helped raise more than £ 80 million ($ 105 million) since its introduction and will build a total of £ 200 million over the next few years.
The deal with Nissan is a difficult time for the company, facing the blockade of the British capital after Transport for London (TfL) takes away its license. Since then, Uber has appealed to the bill and can continue to work in the city, fighting court bans.
Nissan LEAF, the vehicle chosen by Uber, is the best-selling electric vehicle with over 450,000 sales. It is not clear what discounts will be offered to drivers, and Uber does not disclose the financial details of the contract with Nissan. The initial price of the reef is £ 26,345 in the UK, but the government provides up to £ 3,500 in subsidies for plug-in vehicles.
The company’s commitment to clean energy is no accident. Saddik Khan, London’s mayor, prioritizes cleaning up the city’s dirty air, with 12 per day driving older gasoline and diesel drivers in the area. “Ultra-low radiation zone.”
The company refuses to provide offer price details, and the driver must save at least £ 1,000 in funding before receiving credit. Automakers expect environmentally conscious businesses and customers to drive demand for electric vehicles. With the uncertainty of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the need to increase sales is particularly acute for those operating in the UK, including Nissan in Japan.