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Uber Canada and FLO form partnership to increase EV adoption in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Uber Canada and FLO's partnership will make electric mobility more convenient and accessible for each network's users by offering drivers on the Uber platform discounts.

March 22, 2022   by CM Staff

QUEBEC CITY and TORONTO — Uber Canada and FLO are teaming up to help increase EV adoption in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Uber Canada and FLO’s partnership will make electric mobility more convenient and accessible for each network’s users by offering drivers on the Uber platform discounts on FLO Home(TM) charging stations and FLO members Uber Green discounts and sign-up incentives.

“FLO’s collaboration with a major ridesharing platform like Uber Canada is significant, as it brings together two major players in the transportation sector in Canada,” said Chris Thorson, FLO’s VP and Chief Marketing Officer, adding that this will “encourage drivers to switch from gas vehicles to electric ones, and reduce transportation’s carbon footprint in Canada’s biggest hubs.”

FLO members in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver will receive a 50 percent discount, up to $10, on their first trip with Uber Green and, for those who wish to become drivers on the Uber platform, a sign-up incentive of a minimum of $300 (variable by city).

“Aligned with Canada’s goal to ban the sale of carbon-emitting light vehicles as soon as 2035, Uber Canada continues to make progress on our commitment to become a fully electric, zero-emission platform across the country,” says Laura Miller, Head of Policy and Communications at Uber Canada. “This is why we are proud to work with FLO to bring more EV drivers on the Uber platform, support existing drivers in making the transition to EVs, and offer their members more ways to ride green.”

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Uber Green is an available ridesharing option for no- or low-emission rides. It connects riders with hybrid and fully electric vehicles. Sixteen cities in Canada have Uber Green. Montreal and Vancouver are the cities with the most electric vehicles on the platform.