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Uber to launch new electric taxi service in Dubai

DUBAI, October 8, 2017

Ride-hailing service Uber will soon launch the first electric taxi fleet in the UAE, with its new UberONE service.

Announced as the exclusive taxi partner for Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet of electric vehicles in the UAE, UberONE will add 50 new premium electric cars to its fleet, giving riders across Dubai the chance to request a fully-electric, smart and sustainable transport option at the touch of a button.

Starting from Tuesday, 10 October, riders across the emirate will be able to choose from a dedicated fleet of electric vehicles exclusively via the “UberONE” option on the Uber app.

The joint initiative comes as part of Dubai Taxi Corporation and Uber’s commitment to helping Dubai become the smartest city in the world and in support of the Green Economy for Sustainable Development Initiative.

As well as offering driver-partners and riders a high-quality travel experience at the touch of a button, electric cars also reduce air and noise pollution in local communities, and will lower per-mile operating costs for driver-partners, compared to those for conventional cars. The introduction of the electric vehicle fleet to the Uber app will also lay the foundations for a viable, long-term technology solution to achieving a sustainable, clean ride vehicle network that smart cities of the future are striving for.

Chris Free, general manager for Uber UAE, said: “At Uber we are constantly innovating our offering and looking for ways to provide new and progressive experiences at the push of a button. We are tremendously excited to be the exclusive ride-hailing partner for this fleet of premium electric vehicles in Dubai, in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation, and for the clean vehicle technology to deliver our driver-partners and riders with more efficient, less-polluting mobility. We will continue to work hand in hand with Dubai Taxi Corporation to bring innovative infrastructural solutions to Dubai and grow the city’s smart mobility ecosystem.” - TradeArabia News Service




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