Whether it is ridesharing (uberX), food delivery (UberEATS) or driverless technology, UBER’s mission is to offer viable alternatives to the personal cars and make urban mobility available to everyone, everywhere, at the push of a button. However, innovation brings change, and change is often feared, misunderstood or just not welcomed.
Personal cars in Romania represent over 80% of passenger traffic and electric vehicles are still less than 1% of the total number of cars in Bucharest – there are still important limitations when it comes to the high costs of these cars as well as the fast charging infrastructure available – as a result, extremely few people have access to such cars. We saw that as an opportunity to launch Uber Green in Romania, a fully electric ridesharing service, first as a pilot that would then be developed in partnership with authorities and carmakers. Sharing the road to a greener future.