Uber says it will offer rides only in electric vehicles in US, Europe by 2030

Uber says it will take steps to ease drivers’ transition to electric vehicles. In the US and Canada, drivers with electric vehicles with now receive an extra $1.50 per trip, Uber said, with $0.50 cents coming directly from the passenger. Drivers of hybrids will receive an extra $0.50 per trip. Uber also said it would […]

Uber Says It Will Offer US Rides Only In Electric Vehicles By 2030

Uber says it will take steps to ease drivers’ transition to electric vehicles. In the US and Canada, drivers with electric vehicles with now receive an extra $1.50 per trip, Uber said, with $0.50 cents coming directly from the passenger. Drivers of hybrids will receive an extra $0.50 per trip. Uber also said it would […]

Uber, Lyft would pause ride-hailing in California if drivers become employees

Lyft said, however, that the West Coast has been the slowest area to rebound. California now makes up about 16% of total rides, Lyft said. So far in August, the state’s share of the company’s rides is down 5 full percentage points from a year ago, it said. In the most recent week, both San […]

Uber driver arrested after canceling ride, sexually assaulting woman, police say

Santa Ana Police, in a statement, said the woman got in Rodas’ vehicle around 4 a.m. so she could be driven to work, but while en route, he “suddenly canceled the ride and told the victim her ride would be free of charge.”

Ride-hailing giant Uber to go fully electric by 2040

Uber on Tuesday said every vehicle on its global ride-hailing platform will be electric by 2040, and it vowed to contribute $800 million through 2025 to help drivers switch to battery-powered vehicles, including discounts for vehicles bought or leased from partner automakers. Uber, which as of early February said it had 5 million drivers worldwide, […]

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

Throughout it all, Sir Michael has been supported by wife Helen, who he met on a beach in Suffolk 60 years ago. He says: “We’re like a couple of old pals. We have been together for so long and known so much about each other, and yet still don’t know everything.

Uber driver, 30, is arrested for ‘choking and sexually assaulting’ a 51-year-old passenger he ‘chased down after she tried to get out of his car because he kept asking about her sex life during 4am ride to work’

‘She’s lucky,’ Brian Ruiz, who lives in the area, told CBS of the victim. ‘Once it gets dark, you start seeing a bunch of people just come out — random people come out of their hiding spots. If the suspect would have not done anything to her…then someone else could have probably done something to […]

Ola, Uber driver refused ride? Policy proposes Rs 25,000 fine

NEW DELHI: Booked a cab through your mobile app but the driver refused to come at the last moment? Refusal by cabs of app-based aggregators, a pet peeve of Delhiites, could soon be a thing of the past with the city government on the verge of bringing in a regulatory policy that provides for a […]

Lyft rides recover slightly in August, remain down 53% from last year

Lyft Inc said on Tuesday that its trips rose 7.3% in August from July as operations in Canada recovered faster than in the United States.But the novel coronavirus pandemic is still crushing demand with overall August rides down 53% compared to a year earlier, said the company, which operates in the U.S. and Canada only.Trips […]

Uber revenue growth slows, losses persist as 2019 IPO draws near

By Eric NewcomerUber Technologies Inc.’s revenue growth slowed and losses persisted in the fourth quarter, casting a possible shadow over the ride-hailing giant as it prepares for a public offering this year.Losses were down 15 percent for the full year over 2017, but still reached an adjusted $1.8 billion. That could pose a challenge to […]