Volkswagen together with Uber, has launched a pilot project for the utilization of electric vehicles within the ride hailing service “Uber Green”.
The objective of the pilot project is to use a number of year-old e-Golf vehicles, zero-emission alternative from the Volkswagen model. The number of these vehicles may run into three digits, according to the company. Volkswagen has already been using the e-Golf successfully for its own car sharing service We Share since 2018.
As part of its e-offensive, the automaker is working on a plan to offer electric cars in all major vehicle segments by 2022. Volkswagen aims to become the world market leader in e-mobility in the coming years and is investing 33 billion euros group-wide by 2024, 11 billion of which will be invested by the Volkswagen brand alone. The Volkswagen brand expects to produce 1.5 million e-cars in 2025.
In September, Uber has also announced that it intends to evolve into a zero-emission mobility platform by 2040, with 100 percent of the rides offered using zero-emission vehicles, public transport or micro-mobility offerings.