New feature to track saving of CO2 emissions on Uber Green ride – ET Auto

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New feature to track saving of CO2 emissions on Uber Green ride – ET Auto



Uber is committed to become a zero-emissions mobility platform and this launch is an important step in the journey to help inform riders about the estimated emissions they’ve saved.

Uber has announced a whole new way for riders to track their contribution in reducing carbon emissions to the environment with the launch of ‘Emission Savings’. This new feature will give Uber riders visibility on how many kilograms of CO2 emissions they saved by riding in Uber Green vehicles.

The feature is live across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru where riders can choose to book Uber Green – an all-electric vehicle ride category on the Uber app. The initiative is an attempt by Uber to nudge towards a behavioural shift to sustainable choices by informing riders about their contributions and encouraging them to embrace the low-emissions lifestyle.

Nitish Bhushan, Head of Central Operations, Uber India, said, “We understand that often it is tough for people to realise exactly how much they contribute to the environment by taking a single ride in a vehicle running on sustainable energy. The scale of that impact is an important tool to have at their fingertips in order for them to make more informed decisions around sustainability in their day-to-day lives. Emission Savings is designed to do just that!”

Uber popularised rider ratings in an effort to promote respectful behaviour during rides, and this feature comes as a fun way to promote the desire in riders to be conscious of the environment and strive to keep adding the number of kilograms of CO2 emissions they prevented.

Uber is committed to become a zero-emissions mobility platform and this launch is an important step in the journey to help inform riders about the estimated emissions they’ve saved and the positive impact they’re making in their communities, the company said in a media release.

  • Published On Mar 12, 2024 at 12:42 PM IST

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