Uber takes electric cabs to Cape Town

 ·9 Jun 2016

Taxi app, Uber, will pilot UberGreen – a 100% electric ride service – in Cape Town, from 13 June to 18 July 2016.

In April Uber partnered with Nissan and BMW to bring Johannesburg riders UberGreen as part of an effort to help reduce CO₂ emissions.

“UberGreen received a wonderful response in Joburg – a total of 15 000 riders applied the UberGreenSA promocode and over 5 300 km were travelled sustainably,” the company said.

As with Johannesburg, during the pilot, riders will be able to request a BMW i3 operated by Uber driver-partners in Cape Town at uberX prices.

Uber has partnered with Woolworths to enable WRewards members to be among the first to have access to these vehicles for a limited period before the pilot officially opens to public.

As UberGreen is in a trial phase the option is only available in the CBD and Atlantic Seaboard between 7am and 7pm.

How it works:

  • Open the Uber app between 13 June to 18 July 2016 (7am – 7pm)
  • Select the UberGREEN option
  • Set your pickup location and request a ride as you normally would.

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