As many as 2,000 all-electric LEAFs will be made available for drivers who use the app in London.
Nissan and Uber have signed a deal which will see a fleet of LEAFs offered to drivers as part of Uber’s Clean Air Plan. Nissan will provide Uber with a dedicated EV education program, transaction price and marketing plan to drive uptake of the zero emission vehicles.
Andrew Humberstone, managing director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. commented: “Through innovation and collaboration, companies like Nissan and Uber can tackle the challenges of advancing personal urban mobility, whilst also improving air quality in our major cities. As the UK’s best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF is the perfect vehicle to support Uber’s ambition of a 100% electric fleet in London for 2025.”
Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber, said: “Our bold vision for London is for every driver on the Uber app to use an all-electric vehicle by 2025. The partnership with Nissan is a hugely significant step towards meeting this goal. The Mayor of London has shown strong leadership on measures relating to air quality and we’re proud to support him in delivering his vision.”
To meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles in the capital, Transport for London has installed more than 1,000 EV charge points in the last year alone.