ERTICO is thrilled to announce that Uber, the largest mobility platform in the world, has joined its Partnership. Uber offers an impressive array of services including ride-hailing, food delivery, package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental. This new collaboration opens ERTICO’s network to another important player in the Traffic and Transport Industry sector.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Uber on board. This global mobility platform has revolutionised the way we plan our mobility. Over the last decade Uber has become an indispensable part of our life and are moving towards a more sustainable mobility consumption, which is also at the very heart of ERTICO’s vision and mission. With our Partners, we are working to develop smarter and greener services and products to assist in the expansion of electro-mobility throughout Europe. Uber is certain to play key role in supporting these activities and we are proud to team up with them for this journey” – says Jacob Bangsgaard, ERTICO CEO.
Uber was founded in 2009 and is currently operating its services in over 700 cities worldwide. In addition to giving riders an efficient way to travel from A to B, UBER is also working on bringing the future closer with self-driving technology and urban air transport.
“We are delighted that by joining the ERTICO Partnership, we are entering a network where we can work together with industry thought leaders on digital, green and resilient mobility innovations, making them a feasible choice and accessible to everyone. We aspire to be a constructive partner for drivers, cities, policy-makers, the transport industry and the wider society, working together to tackle current barriers and accelerate a vital transition towards zero-emission mobility for all. Uber has committed to ambitious targets to electrify our mobility platform in Europe and globally, and cut harmful transport emissions. This is a complex challenge requiring collective action from companies in the EV ecosystem, cities and citizens, and must be underpinned by supportive policy initiatives” – says Zuzana Púčiková, the Head of EU Public Policy at UBER.
Uber has set its strategy on a fully electric, zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility. Uber has started to offer riders more ways to travel sustainably, helping drivers to go electric, making transparency a priority, and partnering with NGOs and the private sector to help ensure a clean energy transition.