True Cost of Uber

Uber is adding more polluting car trips to already-clogged European cities such as London and Paris. This contributes to air pollution and climate change and makes a mockery of the company’s sustainability claims.

Data compiled by Euromonitor shows a surge in Uber drivers in Europe. In France, the number of reported private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers doubled in three years; in London almost doubled in three years.

This has made Uber a giant taxi company in Europe.

Since Uber’s arrival in London, its biggest European market, taxi and PHV trips have increased by roughly 25% in the capital. This data strongly correlates with a 23% increase in overall CO2 emissions for the taxi and PHV sector in the UK in the same period.