GM is offering employee retail pricing on the 2020 Bolt EV for eligible Uber drivers.
The switch to pure-electric propulsion just isn't happening fast enough for GM's taste. It was 2018 when the automaker first unveiled its "triple zero" plan - a vision of the future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion - and GM remains as committed to that vision as ever.
In an attempt to accelerate EV adoption nationwide and do the most good for reduced tailpipe emissions in cities across the US, GM has announced that it will offer special discounts on the Chevrolet Bolt EV and genuine Bolt accessories to eligible customers who drive for Uber in the US and Canada. The discounts include employee pricing on the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV at retail, and 20 percent below MSRP on Bolt accessories from Chevrolet's catalog, including home charging equipment.
In addition to those deals, Chevrolet will be extending the option of special financing to well-qualified Uber drivers, through a GM Financial program starting in Los Angeles and Denver.
"Improving access to EVs for on-demand service providers can help reduce overall tailpipe emissions in cities across the country and help accelerate widespread EV adoption," says GM's Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Global Innovation, Sigal Cordeiro. "Our collaboration with Uber will facilitate drivers' switch to an EV, empowering these drivers, their passengers and communities to experience electric vehicles and contribute to cleaner air in our cities."
The Chevrolet Bolt is currently GM's only pure-electric vehicle, although the company has many more planned, including the Cadillac Lyriq crossover, Cadillac Celestiq flagship sedan, GMC Hummer Pickup and SUV, and a more utility vehicle-like version of the Bolt. GM's tenth annual Sustainability Report contained mention of another three EVs from Cadillac, two from Buick, a midsize electric Chevrolet crossover, and an electric Chevrolet pickup truck.
If you're still not 100 percent sold on GM's commitment to EVs, consider that back in July, the automaker announced plans to triple the size of the biggest DC fast-charging network in the US over the next five years with partner EVgo.