Updated: May 7
Passengers in London have become much more concerned about the impact of climate change in recent years, with the vast majority calling for greater action on air pollution, according to a new Uber poll released today.
The polling comes as Uber launches Uber Green Reserve, which allows Londoners to book an all-electric ride up to 90 days in advance.
According to a survey of 1,000 Londoners, 85% say they are concerned about the health impacts of air pollution in the capital, with 77% calling for more to be done to tackle the problem.
73% of Londoners say that they have become more concerned about the impact of climate change in the past two to three years – 31% say they are “much more” concerned.
76% agreed that it was important to reduce the environmental impact of their travel.
London is seen as Uber’s global leader for EVs with 8,000 on the platform – more than any other city in the world – driving over 15% of all Uber miles in the capital. Uber drivers in London are going electric eight times faster than the general public.
Uber Green, which first launched in central London in 2021, allows riders to book a zero-emissions ride for the same price as a UberX. Drivers taking Uber Green trips also earn 10% more on those trips compared to UberX.
Now, with the new Green Reserve feature, riders can book trips up to 90 days in advance for moments that require additional peace of mind – like a doctor’s appointment, important meetings, or airport trips – with the added bonus of those trips being completely emissions free.
Andrew Brem, General Manager of Uber UK, said: “We want Uber to be the cleanest platform on earth because it's the right thing for our riders and for towns and cities across the UK. By launching Uber Green Reserve, we want to provide riders with as many ways as possible to choose zero-emissions travel and help the environment.”
This June, Uber will host a new climate-focused tech event in London in June ‘Go Get Zero’, showcasing the latest green products & features to help riders travel sustainably.
Uber also recently announced a European expansion to their partnership with Hertz which will make thousands of EVs available to Uber drivers in European capital cities by 2025. The rollout has begun in London.