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WWF responds to Uber going 100% hybrid or electric, by the end of 2019

WWF Climate Change Specialist James Beard commented on Uber’s announcement that they have launched a clean air fund and will go 100% hybrid or electric on uberX by the end of 2019

“This is a much needed step from Uber which will aid London’s air quality. But to help reduce preventable deaths from air pollution this needs to be widened beyond Uber and beyond London. Other companies and organisations need to follow.

“But pollution from cars is as much about climate change as it is about air quality. To bring down our carbon emissions, and achieve our Paris Agreement goals, companies and the UK Government need to move beyond conventional hybrids, which offer limited benefits, and focus on plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles.”

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