Nissan and Uber have signed a deal for up to 2,000 all-electric LEAFs to be made available for drivers who use the app in London.
Nissan will also provide Uber with a dedicated EV education programme, transaction price and marketing plan to drive uptake of the zero emission vehicles.
Uber says its vision is for every car on the app in the capital – around 45,000 drivers – to be fully electric from 2025.
Andrew Humberstone, managing director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. says: “As the UK’s best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF is the perfect vehicle to support Uber’s ambition of a 100% electric fleet in London for 2025. Not only will passengers enjoy the quieter ride that comes from all-electric driving, but cyclists, pedestrians and other road users will also benefit from the zero-emissions powertrain.”
Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber, adds: “Our bold vision for London is for every driver on the Uber app to use an all-electric vehicle by 2025. The partnership with Nissan is a hugely significant step towards meeting this goal. The Mayor of London has shown strong leadership on measures relating to air quality and we’re proud to support him in delivering his vision.”
In 2010, Nissan launched the first mass-market electric vehicle – the LEAF – and has since sold more than 450,000 models globally.