Wednesday, 18 May 2022 08:35

Uber Announces ‘Comfort Electric’ Featuring Tesla, Polestar Vehicles

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati


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Ride-sharing service Uber has launched "Comfort Electric," a new way for users to get around in style and be part of the company’s global commitment to become a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2040.

Last year, Uber announced it would be partnering with rental company Hertz to make up to 50,000 Teslas available for drivers to rent by 2023. Now, less than a year after Uber’s Hertz partnership was announced, the company will be launching the new service in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Dubai, and will feature Tesla Model 3s and Polestar 2s.


“As part of Uber’s global commitment to becoming a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2040, we’re continuing to take steps to help you go electric,” Uber said in a statement. “Now, with more electric vehicles on the road in the U.S. than ever before, we’re excited to introduce Comfort Electric, our newest way for you to get around town in style and be a part of the climate solution. It’s as simple as tap a button and request a ride in a premium EV like a Tesla or Polestar.”


Uber also plans to add additional features to encourage drivers to switch to EVs, including EV cost calculators and a map with EV charging point locations.


Tesla rentals will cost $334 per week, excluding taxes or fees.


When the Hertz-Tesla partnership was finalized in late 2021, the rental company added it would also be working with Uber to help make EV options more available for customers.


“Today’s partnership with Uber is another major step forward in Hertz becoming...

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