To battle pollution and promote environmentalism, the ride-sharing company wants you to opt-out of fuel-powered vehicles

Be prepared to see more electric cars on the road in London. Uber is partnering with BYD and Nissan to offer drivers discounted leases for electric cars to help conserve energy. Uber’s own goal is to have 50 electric cars ready to go on London’s streets by the end of September.

The partnership aims to encourage drivers to purchase electric cars instead of fuel-powered ones. The London activation will be one of the company’s biggest energy-saving efforts and with it comes a three-month feasibility study to determine driving patterns, the economics of participating drivers and the capacity of the city’s electric charging stations. The main mission is to help save energy and to encourage passengers to share rides when going to the same destination.

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