Uber say they are determined to back Sadiq Khan's vision to reduce congestion and air pollution and believe Ebikes are the way forward

13 Nov 2018


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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