General Motors is offering special pricing on EV’s for Uber drivers to enable a smoother transition in the ridesharing platform to an electric and zero emission industry. “Our collaboration with Uber will facilitate drivers’ switch to an EV, empowering these drivers, their passengers and communities to experience electric vehicles and contribute to cleaner air in our cities.” said Sigal Cordeiro, GM executive director of sales and marketing for global innovation, about the collaboration.
Eligible drivers on the Uber platform will be offered the same discount that GM provides to its employees on the Chevrolet Bolt EV, additional 20% discount on accessories for the EVs including the charging equipment. Drivers with higher qualification, including those with Uber Diamond status will be given a special financing through GM financial under a pilot program.
GM aims to use the collaboration with Uber to grow their electric vehicles business by using their expertise and strength and coupling it with Uber’s own reach to spread the movement towards lower emissions. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been in use by Uber and other rideshare drivers for years and have greatly benefitted them. Data collected by GM suggests that EV drivers have experienced lower maintenance costs compared to ICE powered vehicles.
General Motors has been rapidly progressing towards its commitment to accelerate the adoption of EV and lower emissions in the future. GM has based its progressions on its proprietary Ultium Battery system, a highly adaptable global EV platform, allowing the partner automaker to use the system for almost all purposes, from affordable transportation, luxury based transportation, Heavy-duty or High performance vehicles. GM’s sub-brand Cadillac unveiled its newest car, the Lyriq, the first EV from the brand and showcasing GM’s commitment towards a fully electrified range of vehicles.
EVgo have also partnered with GM and has announced their intention to triple the size of the fast charging DC network in the next few years. GM is also facilitating employees by providing 3500 extra charging stations at its facilities. They have also devoted the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant towards EVs and will be the plant to make the new GMC Hummer EV.
Ultium cells is also a JV between GM and LG chem to make batteries on a larger scale anticipating a boost in EV production in the future. Qmerit is also working on making more accessible home charging solutions. GMs numerous undertakings towards making EV its main product and making sure the usage and accessibility improves showcases the Detroit based automakers commitment towards a greener future with less fuel consumption and zero emissions.
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