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How does Uber Clean Air EV Assistance work in 2024

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Uber Clean Air Plan was first introduced in 2019 to help clean up London’s air with the aim of fully electrifying the Uber fleet by 2025.

To do so, a Clean Air Fee was added to the trip payment as EV assistance to help Uber drivers lower the cost of upgrading to an EV.

The Otto Team have been getting a lot of questions about how the Uber Clean Air EV Assistance works and how to make the best of it in 2024.

Here are our expert answers to frequently asked questions by our family of PCO drivers, so the private hire community can make the switch for less money.

Adam: How do you build up new EV Assistance?

You’re no longer getting any additional EV Assistance, or Uber Clean Air Plan funds.

However, Uber drivers who have accumulated their EV Assistance will continue to be able to use it to lower the cost of switching to an electric PCO car.

The good news is, eligible PCO drivers can save up to £22,750 with Uber’s new PowerUp Package 2024:

  • Non EV drivers in London can get up to £5,000 of EV Assistance to switch to electric
  • Big savings on the new Kia Niro EV and Kia EV6 on Rent 2 Buy +
  • £750 of free charging credits with bp pulse (limited offer)

For the full terms and conditions please visit our EV Assistance page.

Ron: How to use EV Assistance on Rent 2 Buy + and PCO Car Hire?

Eligible Uber drivers purchasing an electric PCO car can use the whole amount of the accumulated EV Assistance to reduce the weekly payments on their Rent 2 Buy + contract. Please note, this cannot be used towards the down payment.

If renting an EV, drivers can claim £300 of EV Assistance towards a 4-week PCO Car Hire contract.

Please be aware that once your EV Assistance run out (which for most drivers will be within the first year of the contract), you’ll have to adapt to paying your weekly payments to Otto Car without the EV Assistance for the remainder of the contract.

Martin: Is there an expiry date to use the accumulated EV Assistance?

Uber partner drivers with EV Assistance have until 31 March 2025 to use their Clean Air funds to switch to an EV. After this point these funds will be reallocated and made available to other Uber Partners wanting to make the switch to an EV.

Please note, Uber doesn’t have any confirmed plans to put restrictions on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars on the platform by the March 2025 deadline.

Nurul: What does Uber Green mean for PCO drivers and how is it different to Uber’s EV Assistance?

EV Assistance is no longer applied to trips in London, but EV drivers will receive 10% higher rates (compared to UberX) on all Uber Green trips.

Uber Green is a ride option available exclusively to Uber drivers in fully electric vehicles in the whole of London. It works the same way as a regular Uber, just not applicable for plug-in hybrids, hybrids, diesel or petrol. 

Fernando: Which PCO cars are eligible for EV Assistance discounts?

All electric PCO cars are eligible for the EV Assistance discounts, including the popular Tesla Model 3 at Otto Car.

Please note that only fully electric vehicles are eligible, hybrids and plug-in hybrids are excluded.

With the new Uber PowerUp Package 2024, Uber drivers can save big on owning a brand new Kia Niro EV and Kia EV6.

Check out the full list of qualified EVs on our Rent 2 Buy + and PCO Car Hire plans.

Hamit: How to find out how much EV Assistance I have?

You will receive an email update every month with the amount of EV Assistance money you have built up — try to search for ‘EV Assistance’ in your mailbox.

Otherwise, you can write to Uber’s support team via the in-app Help section.

We hope these answers will help you better understand how you can benefit from Uber’s EV Assistance.

Learn more about how much you can save on an electric Uber car on Rent 2 Buy + here.

Or if you’re not ready for a PCO car ownership plan, feel free to check out our PCO Car Hire range here.

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