From this year, Uber drivers with a diesel can no longer register on the passenger transport platform.
If thermal cars are more and more criticized in recent years, it is even worse for diesel, which is demonized on all sides. Accused of all the ills in the world, after having been acclaimed a few years earlier, this fuel is now under fire from critics and doomed to disappearance, while politicians are striving to ban it from cities. But another major player in the automotive sector wishes to participate in its disappearance. This is’Uber, which is now hunting for diesel and who no longer wants it in its fleet. For that, it’s simple, no more diesel will be accepted.
A total ban in 2024
The passenger transport app recently announced that drivers with a diesel-powered vehicle will no longer be able to register. And this concerns the models thermal and plug-in hybrids, whether new or used. On the other hand, those who already own such a vehicle will still have the right to drive with it and work for the platform… but not forever!
Indeed, in the long term, Uber’s objective is that there is no longer any diesel in its fleet by 2024. The American firm then wants it to be made up of at least 50% of electric vehicles, and plans to make a fund of 75 million euros available to help boiler rooms change vehicles.
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