Uber, the global mobility platform, and Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, are expanding their partnership to cover all of the US following the pilot program. The partnership provides Uber drivers a discounted package for a Wallbox Pulsar Plus charger, installation and the option to finance the package.
Just months after beginning their initial partnership in the San Fransisco Bay Area in October 2021, the companies are expanding their collaboration so that drivers across the US will soon have access to Wallbox’s discounted electric vehicle charging package.
Wallbox’s worldwide best-selling charger Pulsar Plus is one of the smallest smart home electric vehicle chargers in the US. It’s compatible with all electric vehicles including Teslas and can be installed in homes, apartments and other multi-unit dwellings.
This will be rolled out in four key groups, in order to reach nationwide coverage by the end of April 2022. Additionally, the two companies are actively discussing a potential global roll-out program beginning in Europe and Canada.
The roll-out is expected to follow four phases. The first phase will cover Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle in January with the second across Phoenix, New York and Boston in February. The third paste in March will cover the Midwest and Southeast and the final phase will cover the rest of the US excluding Alaska in April.
Douglas Alfaro, Wallbox North America general manager, said: “Expanding this pilot program across the US is a natural next step as we work together to build more sustainable transportation.
“Our charger plus installation package has simplified EV usage for Uber drivers in the Bay Area, and we are thrilled to be able to offer the same support to drivers all over the country.”
The partnership is being supported by an Uber program that makes drivers of fully electric vehicles (EVs) eligible for a zero emissions incentive, so they can earn an extra $1 on every Uber trip (up to $4,000 annually).
Andrew Macdonald, Uber’s senior vice president of mobility and business operations, said: “Helping drivers go electric is a crucial part of our plan to get to zero-emissions by 2030 in the US.
“This partnership with Wallbox helps drivers by making it more affordable and accessible to charge their EVs, and we’re excited to give more drivers the chance to take advantage of it.”
The partnership is part of Uber’s continued commitment to becoming a zero-emission platform in the US and Canada by 2030.