Uber’s new feature to track CO2 emissions saved on every Uber Green ride 

March 12, 2024
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Gurgaon, March 12, 2024: Uber today 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. 

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Speaking about the launch of the new feature, 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. 

Emission Savings allows riders to do the following:

  • Tap a button, see impact: In the Account section of the Uber app, tap “Estimated CO2 saved” to see all of the emissions saved by opting for Uber Green.
  • Make sense of savings: Riders have voiced how it would be helpful to see examples of how their emission savings add up. In line, the feature includes a graphic that shows what their CO2 emission savings are comparable to. 
  • See how emissions are calculated: The emission savings for an Uber Green trip represents the estimated amount of CO2 emissions avoided, on average, when a rider takes Uber Green instead of an Uber Premier trip of the same distance. 

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.

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