NYC Will Require All Ubers and Lyfts To Be Electric by 2030
The requirement is part of a larger plan called the “working people’s agenda.”
In New York City, Uber and Lyft must convert to a zero-emissions fleet by 2030.
“We are also electrifying our city vehicle fleet,” Adams said. “We're going to go even further, requiring for-hire vehicles to do the same ... We are announcing today that Uber and Lyft will be required to have a zero-emission fleet by 2030.”
Adams continued, “We're also encouraging New Yorkers who drive to make the switch to electric vehicles as well, adding charging stations in all five boroughs.”
Adams’ initiative received a positive response from Uber and Lyft, both of which have already pledged to transition their fleets to 100% electric vehicles by 2030.
“We are excited to partner with New York City on our journey,” Paul Augustine, Lyft’s director of sustainability, said in a statement. “New York’s commitment will accelerate an equitable city-wide transition to electric, and we’re eager to collaborate with [NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission] on an ambitious plan for a rideshare clean mile standard.”