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Uber say they are determined to back Sadiq Khan's vision to reduce congestion and air pollution

Uber’s general manager for UK & Ireland, Tom Elvidge, has said that the controversial ride-sharing app are focused on helping the Mayor of London reach his goals of creating a cleaner, less congested city and believes combined with there £200 million Clean Air Plan, e-bikes could be a part of their mission to go all-electric in the capital in 2025.

Uber, who recently acquired bike sharing app JUMP, believe if Londoner's jump on board their Ebikes, the city could see a reduction in CO2 emissions of around 184 tonnes a day.

Uber has said that it estimates that between 81,000 to 163,000 new e-bikes would need to be launched in London, along with the necessary bike lane and charging infrastructure, to meet their CO2 emissions target.

In a report highlighted in the Environment Journal, Uber have suggested the number of e-bike journeys in London could eventually account for 4.7% of total travel, more than doubling the current cycling population.

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