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European taxi and Uber users willing to pay extra to ride in an EV

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A new YouGov online poll found that 52 percent of taxi and Uber customers in seven European countries are willing to pay 15-20 euro cents (16-22 cents US) more per kilometer for a ride in an EV. Sixty percent of people aged 18-24 said they were willing to pay the extra fee for an EV. In Paris and Brussels, 59 percent and 57 percent of citizens, respectively, said they were willing to pay more for an EV ride.

YouGov surveyed 12,523 people from Germany, France, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, and Belgium. The results were published through the #TrueCostOfUber campaign.

Yoann Le Petit, New Mobility Expert with Transport & Environment, said, “Uber’s customers are wise to its air pollution and are even willing to chip in for a clean ride. The #TrueCostOfUber campaign urges the company to electrify its fleet in its 10 biggest European cities by 2025.”

Source: Transport & Environment via Green Car Congress


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