Uber announced that it will have an alliance with VEMO, who will help it compete against one of its largest competitors, Beat.
As of several months ago, Beat has been the main carpooling option to offer electric vehicles in Mexico City.
Electromobility in the City has been growing, but it’s not the same when it comes to private carpooling.
Even though Beat has brought this type of private transport to the city, the number of units remains small. That’s why Uber wants to take advantage and join forces with VEMO to increase the number of private electric units.
This strategy will have a pilot phase, incorporating 250 EVs to the Uber ecosystem during Q1 of 2022.
Roberto Rocha, VEMO’s CEO explained, “We’re proud to announce the beginning of this test launch with Uber. With this strategic partnership we advance our initial goal: To position VEMO as the ideal partner for organizations in their transition towards clean mobility.”
“This initial EV fleet will be able to reduce an average of 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of planting a quarter million trees. In VEMO, we’re convinced that, with goals and ambitious programs like these, it’ll be possible to transition towards low-carbon footprint alternatives in both the general population and organizations.” Rocha added.
Gretta González, Uber Mexico’s general director of shared travel, stated that their goal is to integrate electromobility on their platform.
Also, Uber stated that it will work with Mexico City’s government to promote sustainable mobility that reduces emissions and battles the negative impact of climate change.
This project is aligned with Mexico City’s commitment, acquired through the federal Secretary of Economy, during COP26.
This commitment states that by 2040 all vehicles in the market will be electric.
Now electromobility arrives to private transport, joining other transport services as the Metro, Metrobus, and Trolleybus to name a few.