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Uber’s push for electric vehicles takes charge in Canberra



One of Canberra’s first Uber drivers, John Burge, said there are many incentives for rideshare drivers. Photo: Michael Weaver.

Canberra’s fleet of rideshare drivers and the ACT Government have welcomed Uber Australia’s move to halve the service fee for driver-partners using electric vehicles, as Uber moves to make all rides in zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

Uber’s latest incentive to halve the service fee for drivers using electric vehicles begins on 1 July, 2021. ACT Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury said the move will encourage more drivers of electric vehicles to join the platform.

The ACT is also working towards having all public transport, garbage trucks, taxi and rideshare vehicles at…

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