Hertz and Uber announced a European expansion to their North American partnership through which Hertz will make about 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) available to Uber drivers in European capital cities by 2025. A wide range of suitable EVs will be offered, including vehicles from Tesla and Polestar.
To date, nearly 50,000 drivers have rented a Tesla through this program, completing an estimated 24 million fully-electric trips and 260 million electric miles.
“As the largest mobility platform in the world, we know that our impact goes beyond our technology," said Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO in a statement. "Climate change is the most urgent global challenge which we must all tackle together — now is the time to accelerate. Expanding our partnership with Hertz into Europe will significantly boost our transition to zero-emissions, helping drivers reduce running costs and cleaning up urban transport. We aim to become a 100% electric platform across Europe by 2030.”
The European expansion of the partnership will begin in Hertz Europe’s London base in January 2023 and aims to expand to other European capitals, such as Paris and Amsterdam, throughout the year and beyond. Further details will be announced in due course.
“Hertz continues to accelerate the drive toward sustainability and our partnership with Uber significantly advances that goal." added Stephen Scherr, chief executive officer at Hertz. "By making EVs available to rideshare drivers, we will not only contribute to reducing emissions in European cities but also expand opportunities for people to experience the benefits of electrification. As Hertz invests to create one of the largest EV fleets globally, our Uber partnership will ensure that we continue to lead in the rapidly-changing mobility landscape across Europe.”