US-based UBER wants to regulate the technological platforms in the interests of consumers in Romania, but also of the Romanian economy, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, UBER Vice President & Regional General Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa stated, attending Digital Romania International Forum in Bucharest, alongside Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.
Moreover, UBER official announced that Bucharest will be the first city in Central and Eastern Europe using UberGREEN – a 100 percent electric car service.
”Bucharest is famous for its architecture, cultural life and special food. Unfortunately, it is also famous for its traffic. (…) I am pleased to announce that by January we will introduce UberGREEN in Bucharest. It’s a service available in other European capitals such as Lisbon or Paris. Bucharest will be the first CEE city with UberGREEN. We are determined to define the future of urban mobility – but we can not do it ourselves. We want to be part of the solution and we can only do this by working together,” Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty said.
Throughout uberGREEN will offer rides in 100 percent electric cars, operated by UBER partners in Romania.
UBER officials have not provided any further details about the new service. However, in Paris, UberGREEN has rates similar to the classic UberX service, which is likely to happen in Romania too.
Electric car sales tripled in Romania after the introduction of the Scrappage (Rabla) Plus program, but their market share is still low, only 0.1 percent.