Volkswagen and Uber launched an electric vehicle ride-hailing pilot project, Uber Green, yesterday, the companies announced.
With the e-Golf, Uber now has a local, zero-emission alternative from the Volkswagen model portfolio available in Berlin. The objective of the pilot project is to use a number of year-old e-Golf vehicles which may run into three digits.
Volkswagen has already been using the e-Golf for its own car sharing service, We Share, since 2018.
As part of its e-offensive, the Volkswagen brand plans to offer electric cars in all major vehicle segments by 2022. Volkswagen aims to become the world market leader in e-mobility in the coming years and is investing 33 billion euros group-wide by 2024, 11 billion of which will be invested by the Volkswagen brand alone.
The Volkswagen brand expects to produce 1.5 million e-cars in 2025.
In September, Uber announced that it intends to evolve into a zero-emission mobility platform by 2040, with 100% of the rides offered using zero-emission vehicles, public transport, or micro-mobility offerings.