Uber has partnered with BMW and Nissan to bring riders UberGreen; a 100% electric ride, helping to reduce CO₂ emissions in Johannesburg.
UberGreen is a pilot project taking place between 9 May and 3 June 2016, where riders will be able to request a BMW i3 or Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, operated by Uber driver-partners in Johannesburg at uberX prices.
“In a world where mobility adds to the carbon emission problem, we at Uber are eager to provide alternate options. Uber is passionate about making rides better and more sustainable and this partnership is a step towards making changes for the good of our environment,” said Alon Lits GM, Uber Sub-Saharan Africa.
As UberGreen is in a trial phase and is only available between 7am and 7pm. The option may be restricted to some areas of Johannesburg, especially during rush hour.
How this works:
- Open the Uber app between 9 May to 3 June 2016 (7am to & 7pm)
- Select the UberGreen option
- Set your pickup location and request a ride as you normally would.