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Uber case to shape future of shared mobility

The role of shared mobility in shaping European transport is likely to be influenced by a Spanish case referred to the European Court of Justice. A judge in Barcelona has asked the court to rule on whether Uber, the smartphone application for hailing taxis, often unlicensed, should be regulated as a digital or transport service. Meanwhile, the European Commission has launched its own investigation into how to deal with Uber, which will run in parallel with the court case.

Paris mayor candidates Hidalgo, Belliard and Simonnet say Uber must go clean

First London - now Uber is coming under focus by officials in Paris. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and two of her opponents for re-election next week - David Belliard (Green) and Danielle Simonnet (Left) - are supporting the #TrueCostOfUber campaign to reduce the impact of private hire vehicles (PHVs) like Uber on air pollution and require them to go zero emissions. This campaign is led by clean air group Respire, European NGO federation Transport & Environment and citizens platform Sum of Us. A petition has already collected more than 22,000 signatures in support of the campaign.

Le vrai prix d’Uber: trafic et pollution

Uber contribue à la pollution et la congestion dans les villes américaines et européennes. Désormais, une coalition d'ONG internationales demandent à Uber d'utiliser des véhicules propres. REJOIGNEZ LA CAMPAGNE MAINTENANT

T&E campaign secures ‘electric’ commitment from Uber

The ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to make half its rides electric within five years across seven major European cities. The decision is a victory for the #TrueCostOfUber campaign launched last autumn by eight NGOs. T&E says the next move must be for other cities in Europe to respond by establishing zero-emissions zones along with cycling and walking facilities.

Uber to electrify half its rides in Europe after T&E public appeal

Uber will provide 50% of its rides in emissions-free vehicles across seven European capitals by 2025 and will aim for 100%, it announced today after an 11-month campaign by Transport & Environment and seven NGO partners. The world’s largest mobility platform pledged to clean up its act in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris in response to the #TrueCostOfUber campaign, which urged it to ditch dirty vehicles and replace them with electric cars.

Campaign to electrify Uber has ripple effect in ride-hailing business

Sometimes all it takes is a little push to get things moving. When Transport & Environment (T&E) and partner NGOs pressured Uber last year into pledging to electrify its fleet, a virtuous cycle was set in motion with Free Now just yesterday following Uber and Bolt’s lead. Ride-hailing revolutionised the taxi industry, but with it, increased the number of cars on European roads, leading to pollution and clogged up streets. The industry’s next revolution needs to focus on zero emissions. Recent positive announcements suggest the industry is moving in the right direction.

Les candidats à la Mairie de Paris Hidalgo, Belliard et Simonnet demandent à Uber d’arrêter de polluer

Après Londres, Uber est également au centre des débats à Paris. Les candidats à la Mairie de Paris, Anne Hidalgo, David Belliard et Danielle Simonnet ont annoncé leur soutien à la campagne #TrueCostOfUber menée par Respire, Transport & Environment [1] et Sum of Us pour réduire l’impact des VTC comme Uber sur la pollution de l’air. Une pétition qui a déjà recueilli plus de 22 000 signatures est liée à cette campagne.

True Cost of Uber

Uber is adding more polluting car trips to already-clogged European cities, contributing to air pollution and climate change and making a mockery of the company’s sustainability claims.

IKEA, Volvo et Uber figurent parmi les entreprises qui demandent à l’UE de mettre fin aux ventes de voitures essence et diesel d’ici à 2035

Les législateurs européens doivent fixer une date de fin pour la vente de voitures thermiques neuves en Europe au plus tard en 2035, ont estimé 27 entreprises dans un appel conjoint lancé aujourd’hui [1]. Cet appel ouvert continuera de recueillir des soutiens en faveur de l’élimination progressive des véhicules thermiques avant la révision, en juin, des normes européennes en matière de CO2 pour les voitures et les véhicules utilitaires légers. Les entreprises signataires, parmi lesquelles figurent IKEA Retail, Schneider Electric, Uber, Vattenfall et Volvo Cars, représentent un grand nombre de secteurs. Elles affirment qu’une date précise enverra un signal d’engagement clair aux constructeurs automobiles, aux chaînes d’approvisionnement et aux fournisseurs d’infrastructures, et permettra à toutes les entreprises de décarboner leurs flottes de véhicules.