“UberGreen”, a new environmentally friendly mode of transport, will be launched for the COP22 in Marrakech in November.
As host city of the UN Climate Change conference COP22 from November 7 to 18, Marrakech is striving to be a model in energy efficiency, water preservation and urban greening.
The two parties agreed to launch UberGreen for the month of November, allowing participants of the environmental conference and the inhabitants of the Red City to utilize electric cars.
In a statement from Uber, this solution “is part of the initiatives to develop an ecosystem of mobility that puts the electric vehicle in the heart of the energy transformation in Morocco.”
Derichebourg, a global operator of environmental services, business and communities, has committed to operate electric vehicles and employ drivers of vehicles. Uber will, in turn, provide the technology solution to connect electric vehicle drivers and passengers.
“Technology can contribute to the success of smart cities facing sustainable development and energy efficiency for the future,” said the CEO of Uber Morocco, Meryem Belqziz.
According to the CEO of Derichebourg, Thomas Derichebourg, “this mobility solution, built on respect for the environment and the use of new technologies, will offer Moroccan citizens a way to sustainable mobility, flexible and affordable.”
Marrakech is not the first city to integrate the new system of “green” cars with private driver. After Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Johannesburg, South Africa, UberGreen Service has just been launched in the experimental stage in Paris. And come next month, both Marrakech guests and locals will be able to join the cutting-edge club.