Ride-hailing company, Uber, is now offering electric vehicles (EVs) called Comfort Electric service in 24 cities in the United States and might soon be coming into Nigeria. It allows users to request rides in electric cars such as Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, and Ford Mustang Mach-E.
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The ride-hailing startup did not end there, they went as far as offering this enticing service to Vancouver in British Columbia. The new release service, first launched in May in some cities allows users to request extra legroom and other top features for a 20-40 percent over Uber X trips.
This offering was possible due to its partnership with Car Rental company, Hertz. According to Uber, its partnership with Hertz helped pave the way for Comfort Electric’s expansion. Currently, the company has over 25,000 drivers renting cars from Tesla.
Last year, Hertz announced that it would order 100,000 cars from Tesla, but promised to make 500,000 cars available to Uber drivers for rent.
Countries where the Comfort Electric is Available
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New Jersey
- NYC Suburbs
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- St Louis
- Vancouver (Canada)
- Washington, DC
This service is a good investment for Uber as California is likely to ban gas-burning cars by 2030. This is building towards a community with zero-emission. Uber also promised to spend the sum of $800 million. This is to help drivers transition to all-eclectic cars by 2025. We hope they achieve that.
Uber Electric: Another Bag for Elon Musk
Tesla Owner and business mogul, Elon Musk, has been known as a controversial personality since he came into prominence. From planning to open a hotel in space to appearing at interviews stoned, there is so much to say about the Tesla boss.
With many flaws and controversies, he has not disappointed us with his tremendous acquisition and wealth accumulation, as he tops the list of the richest man in the world.
He is a man of foresight, having acquired Tesla in the year 2004 and now boasts of close to 900 billion dollars (#391.9 trillion) yearly. Before now, Tesla was not known to the world. Not until Elon Musk became the Chief Executive Officer CEO).
According to Elon Musk, the mission behind Tesla is to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing mass-market electric cars to market as soon as possible. This mission has been the backbone of the ride-hailing company’s success.
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