Renault and Nissan, within their Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber with the aim of electrifying its customers' journeys in Europe. 

The companies will now explore a partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber App with affordable electric vehicles in European markets, notably in the UK, France, Netherlands and Portugal.

It follows a successful pilot between Nissan and Uber in the UK.

The MoU between the companies was announced as part of Uber's announcement to become a zero-emission mobility platform. By 2025, 50% of kilometres driven on Uber's platform in aggregate across seven European capitals (Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris) will be in electric vehicles.

This will mean riders will be able to select a zero-emission vehicle in cities representing 80% of Uber European business by the end of 2021.

Through the MoU, the companies will now explore how working together can accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and the electric ecosystem in European cities, including efforts to:

  • Offer partner drivers on the Uber App access to Renault and Nissan electric vehicles: Renault ZOE and Nissan Leaf and future new EVs from both companies
  • Extend the UK pilot into France by the end of 2020, with a view to scaling the programme to the Netherlands, Portugal and other markets
  • Launch joint marketing and education plans to promote the electric vehicle offers and benefits to Uber's partner drivers and offer test drives to allow them to experience the cars

 "This MoU with Uber is an acknowledgement of our ability to [conquer] new markets and to support professionals in their energy transition," said SVP, Electric Vehicles & Mobility Services, Groupe Renault, Gilles Normand.

"Today, we capitalise on our competitive advantage: an attractive EV-offer that contributes to large scale electric mobility roll-out. We have worked closely with local authorities over the past years to propose solutions to the growing challenges facing cities: transportation, decarbonisation and air quality.

"With the signature of this MoU we aim to join our forces to accelerate the movement."