Cities like New York and Toronto will require Uber, Lyft, taxis and limos to go fully electric by 2030.
Uber and Lyft, who often push back against new regulations, have committed to transitioning to EVs by 2030, not just in some cities, but their entire fleets.
The challenge, of course, will be ensuring drivers comply.
Both companies have already started incentivizing their drivers to switch to electric vehicles, via partnerships with rental car companies like Hertz or by authorizing higher fares for drivers who use EVs.
New York and Toronto are not the first governments to require all-electric rideshare fleets.
California adopted new rules in 2021 requiring ridesharing companies to go electric by 2030 — which is a few years before the state is expected to completely ban the sale of new gas cars.
According to a report issued by the City of Toronto, “the transportation sector as a whole represents an estimated one-third of the city’s total emissions, of which the VFH (vehicle-for-hire) industry contributes 4-6% of total transportation emissions.”
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