Earlier this year, transportation-tech giant Uber unveiled Comfort Electric, an all-electric rides offering.
Following a pilot program in California, Uber has expanded Comfort Electric to several regions across the US—and one Canadian city: Vancouver.
Now, with more electric rides happening than ever, Comfort Electric is going national,” stated Uber. “Starting today, riders in 24 cities across the US in addition to Vancouver, Canada, can request a Comfort Electric ride.”
Electric Vehicle rides include Tesla, Polestar, and Ford Mustang Mach-E.
According to Uber, drivers eligible for Comfort Electric can earn more per hour as a result of higher fares, gas savings, and an extra $1-per-trip incentive for each trip they complete.
“Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micromobility,” the company has stated.
Uber has also set an earlier goal to have 100% of rides take place in electric vehicles in US, Canadian, and European cities by 2030.
Vancouver waited a long time to get Uber approved, having the service only since 2020, long after other major Canadian cities such as Toronto and Montreal. Now it’s ahead of the game in Canada.