Major oil company BP and Uber have teamed up to deliver electric vehicle charging units solutions for Houston; the company announced this Tuesday.
Firstly, the alliance contemplates exploring, planning, and the development of BP’s rapid electric charging units throughout the city. This would help Uber drivers transition to electric vehicles.
As a result, the two companies will also work together to identify further potential areas from which they could develop more EV charging hubs for the city.
In addition, Mayor Sylvester Turner commented: “collaboration is essential to meeting Houston’s climate goals. Transitioning to EVs is one of the fastest steps we can take to improve air quality and community health in Houston.”
“I’m thrilled to see Uber and bp join forces to add to Houston’s goal of increasing the affordability and accessibility of EVs in our community,” he concluded.
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Moreover, the collaboration emanates from the city’s reduction goals, set in the Houston’s Climate Action Plan. Also, it is part of BP global efforts in helping cities decarbonize.
“bp supports Mayor Turner’s vision for Houston and his plan to help drive the transition to a low carbon future;” said William Lin, executive VP for regions, cities and solutions.
As a result, the alliance sets a groundwork from which a network of solutions will be deployed. While also enabling access to this kind of technologies to people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Also, it is a great opportunity for Uber to meet its goal of being a fully net-zero platform by 2040. By that year, the company intends a 100% of its rides taking place in electric vehicles.
To achieve that, Uber has committed more than $800 million to incentivize the electric vehicle transition.
“This program breaks ground on a new kind of network. Firstly, because it’ll include more accessible charging solutions for drivers of all backgrounds. In conclusion, it will help them move with us toward a greener future;” said Shin-pei Tsay, Head of Transportation and Cities Policy at Uber.