Uber may contribute more transport pollution than solution: study

France 24 | Nov 21, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  • Ride-hailing pioneer Uber, rather than being part of the solution to urban transport may be adding to related problems, especially pollution from diesel cars, a study showed Thursday.
  • Uber operations in London, Paris and Brussels likely pump out 525,000 tons of CO2 a year, equivalent to the emissions from 250,000 cars “which runs counter to the cities’ ambitions to reduce their climate footprint.”
  • Uber is currently unprofitable but valued at around $49 billion on the markets as investors buy into its vision of a transport provider in a new world of electric vehicles and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.