Uber Expands EV Rides in Tesla, Polestar and More Across U.S.; Debuts in Canada
As electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction in consumer popularity, so too are they becoming a more common option in rentals and ridesharing throughout the U.S., even expanding to one city outside the country’s borders.
Uber’s Comfort Electric EV ridesharing program is rolling out across the U.S. and making its debut in Canada, explained the company to Tesla North.
The release details a list of U.S. cities in which the program is now available, in addition to its expansion to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada — marking the first time EVs are available to rideshare within the country up north.
New U.S. cities receiving Uber’s Comfort Electric option include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New Jersey, New York City suburbs, Sacramento, San Antonio, St. Louis and Washington D.C.
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Prior to Thursday, Uber’s Comfort Electric option was already available in Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
Uber’s Comfort Electric program lets riders choose between a Tesla, Polestar or Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The Comfort Electric program was made possible through a partnership with Hertz and Uber to offer several Tesla EVs for ridesharing and rental. This program expanded to Canada as recently as July.