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Uber promises 100% electric vehicles by 2040 and commits money to help drivers switch

Uber has said every vehicle on its own global ride-hailing platform will probably be electrical by 2040, and it pledged to contribute $800 million through 2025 to assist drivers switch to battery-powered vehicles, including...

California court ruling gives voters last word over ride-sharing protections

A California appeals court avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and cover voters in a November ballot measure. The companies had...

Uber to operate food delivery even if ride-sharing business forced shut in California

Uber Technologies has said it would continue operating its revenue-generating food delivery company Uber Eats even if its ride-hail business should be pushed shut in California at the end of the week following a...

Judge blocks Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as contractors

A California judge has granted the state's petition for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors as opposed to employees. KEY POINTS: California judge grants a request...

Ride-hail drivers face tough choices as US aid expires

Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a challenging decision as unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and catch coronavirus. Nijman is among tens of thousands...

Uber offers contact tracing help in the US

Uber has quietly launched a service to give public health officials quick access to data on drivers and riders presumed to have come into contact with someone infected with coronavirus, company officials told journalists...

Lyft to provide drivers with partition shields as COVID-19 protection

Lyft said it would distribute some 60,000 vehicle partition shields to its most-active drivers as a protection against the coronavirus and begin selling the custom-made protective barriers to other drivers later this summer. KEY POINTS: ...

Massachusetts sues Uber and Lyft over driver status

The US state of Massachusetts has now followed California in suing Uber Technologies and Lyft over allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees entitled to extensive benefits. KEY POINTS: Massachusetts sues Uber...

Study suggests most Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle not poorly paid

Most ride-hail workers in Seattle are part-time drivers whose earnings are roughly in line with the city's median, a study of data provided by Uber and Lyft showed, defying some perceptions of drivers working...

Uber bus just around the corner on post-COVID-19 public transit map

Urban transportation's transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by now offering to sell them its software...

NYC legalises electric bikes and scooters, will create e-scooter pilot program

New York City Council approved several bills that will legalise the private use of electric scooters and bicycles in the city's five boroughs, a change long-sought by food delivery workers and transportation advocates. KEY POINTS: ...

SoftBank-backed ride-hailing firm Grab announces layoffs

Southeast Asian ride-hailing and payments firm Grab announced hundreds of job losses on Tuesday due to the impact of novel coronavirus. Southeast Asia's most valuable startup with a valuation of $14 billion, the SoftBank-backed company...