Uber and Evergo join forces to accelerate electric mobility in the Dominican Republic
- With this partnership, Uber’s driving partners in Santo Domingo will be the first to join a more sustainable mobility through electric vehicles provided by Evergo.
- These joint efforts are part of Evergo’s commitment to promote a more sustainable mobility, through the largest and most sophisticated network of charging stations in the region.
Santo Domingo. January 13th, 2022 – Evergo and Uber announced a pioneering partnership to accelerate the transition of Uber’s drivers towards electric mobility and reduce their environmental impact.
Evergo will supply 20 electric vehicles from its corporate fleet to Uber Driver Partners, as part of a plan focused on expanding this number in the short term. These drivers will have the opportunity to test these cars for a period of 30 days, at no cost; and, for those who meet the criteria, Evergo will offer facilities for them to acquire the vehicles with special conditions. Drivers selected for the pilot program are being contacted by Uber and Evergo staff.
This effort opens a window for drivers to acquire a vehicle with state-of-the-art technology at an affordable cost, in addition to making the most of their profits, since electric vehicles can represent a 60% reduction in fuel, and up to 83 % in maintenance, according to Evergo executives.
Roberto Herrera, Country Manager of InterEnergy Group in the DR, Evergo’s parent company, stated: “Our commitment is to ease the transition towards a more sustainable mobility, offering the current and potential users of electric vehicles the trust they need to reach their destination, whatever it may be, thanks to a network that includes more than 350 charging stations distributed in the 32 national provinces and 500 regionally, with the aim of tripling this figure by the end of 2022”.
With partnerships like this, Herrera highlighted the joint commitment for a ‘cleaner Dominican Republic’. “Hand in hand with a leading transport company like Uber, we join forces to take electric mobility to a new level of development, and thanks to cutting-edge technology that places ahead of other countries of the region”, he stated.
On his end, Evergo’s General Manager, Oscar San Martín, said: “We aspire to expand this relationship around all countries in Latin America and motivate the inclusion of new Uber driver partners in a more sustainable transport model”.
“At Evergo, we are leading the transition towards cleaner mobility throughout the region, paving the way to encourage the use of electric vehicles by creating the most advanced network of charging stations on the market and a unique ecosystem that already has more than 5,000 users”, he added.
This initiative is also part of Uber’s global commitment to promote more eco-friendly mobility through its Uber Planet product, a new mobility alternative present in 67 Latin American cities, and already available in the Dominican Republic, which allows users to offset their carbon footprint (CO2) when requesting trips through the App.
As Víctor Jaén, General Manager of Uber in the Caribbean and Panama, explained, “Uber is committed to sustainable development and is proactive in promoting green mobility. For this reason, we are proud to announce a new alliance with Evergo, a company that contributes to our global mission of zero emissions by 2040”.