Uber is making strides to offer more environmentally conscious rides. The ride-sharing app recently announced the expansion of its first all-electric rides offering, Comfort Electric.
Comfort Electric launched in May in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
The recent expansion includes 7 new cities.
Where will Comfort Electric be
Rides can now book premium electric vehicles like Tesla, Polestar, or a Ford Mustang Mach-E. This offering is now available in Las Vegas, Portland, Denver, Seattle, Austin, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
Uber’s efforts to be more ‘green’
Uber has been working on adding electric vehicles to its fleet for the past few years. They announced an $800 million investment for electrification in 2020 and aimed to have an all-electric fleet by 2040.
Uber Comfort Electric prices are higher than Uber X but lower than Uber Black.
Uber and Hertz
Uber partnered with car rental company Hertz last year so drivers could rent Teslas through the Uber app. According to Uber, 15,000 drivers have rented a Tesla through Hertz.
If you ever have a problem opening the door of Teslas, Uber sends you an informational notification.