Uber is set to increase its fares in London by 15p per mile as part of its ‘Clean Air Plan’.
Speaking in London today about their plan which is ‘first of its kind around the world’, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Uber wanted to not just “be able to say we are a strong local partner, but also to act like it”.
He added: “The Mayor of London has set out a bold vision to tackle air pollution in the capital and we’re determined to do everything we can to back it. Our £200m clean air plan is a long-term investment in the future of London aimed at going all electric in the capital in 2025.
“Over time, it’s our goal to help people replace their car with their phone by offering a range of mobility options – whether cars, bikes, scooters or public transport – all in the Uber app.”
Uber said drivers working for 40 hours per week could get cash help of about £1,500 a year from passengers via the top-up fee. The clean air fee applies to any journey booked in London through the Uber app.